Due to some health issues recently, my 8 year old had to take some blood to be tested. At that point of time, I could feel his fear and panic and as a parent I felt quite helpless. Thank Goodness we had a great paed who, instead of sending him to the lab had decided to do it himself. This of course, was a great relief to my son.
Thus, I cannot imagine how I would feel if one of these days my kids were to go for procedures like tonsil removal. I’ve never experienced having my tonsils removed before so, I believe it will be a daunting task for me as much as for the kids. When we were offered the chance to review The “O, MY” in TonsillectOMY & AenoidectOMY, I was excited to see how it could help parents like me.
I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised by the information available from this book. Dr.Laurie Zelinger’s first hand experience in preparing for her son’s own surgery has provided her readers with answers to many parental concerns. I especially like the picture illustrations as it makes it easier for younger children to understand when you are trying to explain to them what tonsils or adenoids are all about. Also included in the book is a “Preparation List” which will prove helpful to parents who want to ensure all the necessities are packed for the hospital trip.
In a nutshell, I find that The “O, MY” in TonsillectOMY & AenoidectOMY a valuable guide as it helps to prepare parents and child, one to two months prior to and following a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy.
Here’s a look at what other Parent Reviewers had to say about the book:
Three P’s In A Pod – In her book, Dr. Zelinger does and excellent job of talking you through the entire process from start to finish. She has it broken down into short, manageable phases. She has cute illustrations to clarify her points, such as a picture of tonsils inserted into the segment describing the purpose of our tonsils and adenoids. You can read an excerpt from her book here. She gives you an almost word-for-word script of how you can describe to your child what to expect, in a manner that a 3 to 7 year old will understand.
Red Sox Mommy – Now, after reading this book, I feel more prepared should either of my daughters get sick enough to need a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. This book gives parents an overview of the process their child will go through. You read tips on how to prepare your young child for the procedure. You are given advice on what to tell them, what to get ready in advance and what to expect during and after the procedure. So don’t leave you or your child full of ifs and what nows.
BrainFoggles – The book helps parents get ready for the unknown. It also provides information and explanations that you can pass along to your child. There is a section that you can read to your child, a checklist for the day of surgery and a few days after and an organizer for parents to write in doctors, hospital, insurance companies, pharmacy phone numbers.
Mott’s Island – The “O, MY” in TonsillectOMY & AdenoidectOMY : How to prepare you child for surgery, A Parent’s Manual” is certainly a heaven-sent book for parents. If you have a child and had to prepare them for tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy surgery (or any surgery, for that matter), this book will guide the parent through its various phases on how to ultimately prepare the child.