Surgery is the last thing most new parents expect to encounter during their baby’s first year, yet many do. Anthony and Kimberly Pope’s seven-year-old son Braylon had surgery at four days old for intestinal blockage. Robert and Jessica Cordova took son Wesley in for hernia surgery at seven weeks old. Colin Smith and Emma Lantz’s son Arlo, now three, had fundoplication surgery for reflux at five months old, along with seven other surgical procedures during his first year of life.
The Farmers’ Almanac long-range forecast says that the Prairies are in for a potentially cold winter living here in Calgary, and we know for local Calgary families, that can make trips and outings more of an obstacle than an adventure. This means that making choices to promote healthy living in Calgary becomes more vital as the weather continues to prove more challenging to do so.
You know your child best. You know their favorite toy, the name of their best friend, and the types of foods they just can’t stand to eat. But would you know if your child is struggling to see? Despite a parent’s best efforts, it’s not always easy to tell if a child has a vision impairment. In fact, children are sometimes misdiagnosed with learning or behavioral disabilities, when the truth is, they just have a hard time seeing. Children assume that the way they see the world is normal, so they rarely complain about vision problems.
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