Head Injury

From falling off the bed, to crashing the bicycle, to colliding on the sports field, head injuries are common in childhood. Head injuries range from minor to quite serious.  As a parent in a limited resource setting, it’s important to know how to prevent head injuries, what to look for, and when to go to theContinue reading “Head Injury”

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Signs and Symptoms Babies with a urinary tract infection tend to be fussy and often have vomiting and/or a fever.  Older children may complain of pain when they urinate, have smelly urine, blood in the urine, lower belly pain, and/or may be needing to urinate more frequently.  A previously potty-trained child may start wetting themselves or theContinue reading “Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)”

Crying Baby

Each baby arrives into your family with their own little personality, wants, and needs. Until a baby can talk, they express their needs through crying. Here are some things you can do to help your crying baby.   First, realize that crying is normal, especially in the first few months of life.  As your baby grows andContinue reading “Crying Baby”

Non-Suicidal Self-Injurious Behavior

I’m washing dishes with my daughter, Emily, when I notice superficial cuts all down her arm.  “Emily, what is this?!” I ask in an alarming tone.  Maybe, I’m over-reacting, but I’m afraid this is a suicide attempt!  Immediately, Emily pulls down her sleeve to hide her cuts.  “It’s nothing, Mom. I just got scratched by a cat.”Continue reading “Non-Suicidal Self-Injurious Behavior”