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Pyloric Stenosis: That Time My Stomach Flexed

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Pyloric Stenosis: That Time My Stomach Flexed follows a family with a child who was diagnosed with pyloric stenosis several weeks after birth, underwent corrective surgery as a baby, and is now living a healthy and fulfilling life. The story is told from the perspective of the child, using easy to understand language and vivid illustrations to inform young patients, their families and friends about what pyloric stenosis is, how it can be treated and what outcomes they can expect. Every step of the hospital journal is explained, to improve understanding and reduce fear.

This book is designed to help:

  • Caregivers of a newborn with pyloric stenosis understand the anatomy and hospital course

  • The patient when they grow up and want to understand where their scars came from

  • Family members, including young siblings who want to understand why their new brother or sister is or was in the hospital

The end of the book contains a ‘Facts’ section with important information and answers to commonly asked questions, as well as what to expect before and after surgery, 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 and 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 Pyloric Stenosis: That Time My Stomach Flexed sold will be donated to Children's Surgery International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities in need by providing free medical and surgical services worldwide.

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