The O, My in Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy: How to Prepare Your Child for Surgery, a Parent's Manual, 2nd Edition

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More than 200,000 tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies will be performed on children this year. Will you be ready?

The new 2nd Edition of this bestselling book helps parents understand and organize the necessary medical and emotional components that accompany their child's surgery. In an easy to follow timeline for events prior to and following tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy, the author provides reassuring and ...

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Overview

More than 200,000 tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies will be performed on children this year. Will you be ready?

The new 2nd Edition of this bestselling book helps parents understand and organize the necessary medical and emotional components that accompany their child's surgery. In an easy to follow timeline for events prior to and following tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy, the author provides reassuring and accurate guidance that eases the process for the patient and family. Parents with this book will:

  • Get the facts about tonsils and adenoids in simple terms
  • Reduce your own anxiety about surgery
  • Learn how to support your child through the medical and emotional events surrounding the procedure
  • Take away the mystery regarding what to say to your child
  • Discover the sequence of events leading up to surgery and how to prepare for them.
  • Find out what you need to have at home while your child recuperates
  • Become confident in knowing that you have maximized your child's comfort and adjustment during the weeks surrounding surgery
  • Recognize symptoms of possible complications and take action

Professionals and Parents Praise Laurie Zelinger's Book

"In over 40 years as practicing Pediatrician, this is the most practical, down to earth and informative approach to the impending parent-child-hospital experience with T&A that has come to my attention."

—Philip S. Steinfeld, MD, FAAP

"My son's recovery period was enhanced by advice from the manual, and thanks to Dr. Laurie, the bonding experience it created almost cancelled out the discomfort. He is now strep-free, healthy boy!"

—Rachayle Salzberg (parent)

"...a valuable guide for parents intending to provide emotional preparation and support to child about to undergo surgical procedure."

—Richard H. Wexler, PhD President, New York State Psychological Association (2008)

"This book is great tool to help you understand what will be happening to your child, why they are performing the surgery, and what you need to know to be better prepared in caring for your child after the surgery is performed"

—Danielle Drake for Reader Views

Learn more at www.DrZelinger.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615990535
  • Publisher: Loving Healing Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2010
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,414,867
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.08 (d)

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  • Posted November 19, 2010

    O MY! Get ready for surgery

    Synopsis: When a child has to have surgery, concern may overwhelm caregivers. In this guide to preparing for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, Dr. Zelinger has gathered information to help caregivers remember what the doctor may have said, prepare themselves and their children for the surgery, and be ready for post-surgery needs.

    The book covers everything from making the decision to have surgery to scripting a discussion about surgery with a child. A bibliography is provided at the end of the book to help caregivers answer any questions that may not have been answered in the book. Also, a checklist and caregiver's organizer are provided.

    Overall thoughts: Dr. Zelinger is thorough in every aspect of preparing caregivers and children for surgery. I especially appreciated the fact that both the physical and psychological comforts of the children were considered. Tips for minimizing worry are especially helpful. Scripting discussions about what the tonsils are and what to expect after surgery are particularly helpful-I always wonder if I'm telling my kids too much or not enough about things that impact them, like an impending surgery.

    On that note, I think the book would have been more effective had the scripts been presented as mini-books, such as a few pages illustrated and written to be read to the children. Illustrations are so effective in expressing concepts that may be too advanced for younger children. Additionally, I wonder if the text-heavy pages would be overwhelming for caregivers who are already distracted with worry. For example, the paragraph listing what to pack on the morning of surgery is awfully long and hard to read. It might be more reader-friendly as a bulleted list.

    Overall, I am impressed by the thorough coverage of the topic. From personal experience, I know that listening to a doctor recount the why's and when's and how's of a surgery for my child is overwhelming and I do not hear or recall the majority of the information. Laurie Zelinger has taken all that information and put it into an easy to read, accessible resource to calm caregivers and children before surgery.

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