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Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Wild, Wacky Rollercoaster Rides follows a young child’s experience with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). He describes the condition using an analogy of a ‘wild, wacky rollercoaster’ for his intestines. He explains how IBD can make his intestines act unpredictably and likens issues a rollercoaster might experience to bodily symptoms like excessive speed for diarrhea, traffic jam for constipation, and more. Easy to understand language and vibrant illustrations make the content accessible for patients, family and friends of all ages. Dietary actions, regular doctor visits and other typical approaches to treatment are explained to reduce any fear or shame associated with them. Readers are reminded that, “Just because an amusement park lives in our bellies, does not mean we are not normal kids.”
The end of the book contains an ‘Understanding IBD’ section with important information and answers to commonly asked questions, to supplement conversations with doctors. A glossary of ‘Doctor’s Words’ is also included to provide helpful definitions of relevant medical terms in plain language, along with a page to take notes for your own hospital experience, if applicable.
Through science and colorful illustration, this book not only aims to empower patients and their families but is also an enjoyable and educational gift for kids who are curious to learn more about the fascinating world of medicine,
$1 from every copy of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Wild, Wacky Rollercoaster Rides sold will be donated to Cure For IBD, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing IBD research to find new therapies and cures.
“Dr. Baimas-George perfectly describes the pathophysiology of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in a way our patients and their families can understand. I love that it allows space for note-taking and questions at the end. We will be giving these to all our newly diagnosed IBD patients!” ––Tiffany Linville, MD; Pediatric Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital