Living with Juvenile Arthritis: A Parent's Guide

By Kimberly Poston Miller
Parenting a child with a chronic illness is not simply a full-time job; it's an all-time job. Quite unlike most other jobs in life, your first day as the parent of a child with juvenile arthritis usually begins with little or no training, no orientation, and no helpful coworkers or encouraging boss to lead you through the ropes. You'll be required to gain confidence and comfort in this job, day by day, through your own research and discoveries, your intuition, your inner strength, and your enduring love for your child. Living with Juvenile Arthritis: A Parent's Guide provides support to parents and caregivers of children with juvenile arthritis through helpful tips and guidance from a parent who has successfully navigated the challenges of raising two children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Allow author Kimberly Poston Miller to help you and your family find your path. Learn more about arthritis, its symptoms, diagnosis scenarios, treatment options, managing pain, and handling flare-ups. Discover strategies for dealing with the unpredictability and individuality of your child's condition.Build a support team of health-care professionals, cultivate healthy relationships within your family, and focus on what's most important--raising a happy, well-adjusted child.

"Having a child diagnosed with a rheumatologic condition can be devastating to the entire family. Drawing from her own experience as the mother of two children with juvenile arthritis, Kim Miller takes fellow parents by the hand, illuminates the road ahead, and helps them put together a game plan to restore a sense normalcy. This book is long overdue--a vitally needed resource for any family fighting pediatric rheumatic disease, newly diagnosed and veteran alike." "-- Joel Rothman and Laura Schultz, Founders, Juvenile Arthritis Association" ""Living with Juvenile Arthritis: A Parent's Guide" helps families find their way through uncharted territory, with solid advice from families who have been there. From actual disease management to ancillary lifestyle changes and situational advice unique to childhood, Kimberly Poston Miller's book will not disappoint parents who are looking for guidance on managing more than the medical portion of their child's disease; it is a guide to healing the whole child and learning to live, and even thrive, under these difficult circumstances." "-- Virginia T. Ladd, Founder and President, American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association" ."..if you are living with this condition or know someone who is, pick this up -- you will not be disappointed!" "-- Dad of Divas Reviews"


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Publisher Spry Publishing LLC
Publish date 09/10/2013
Pages 271
ISBN-13 9781938170249
ISBN-10 1938170245
Language English