ChILD can be difficult to manage. You may find that your child will have a large medical team around them seeing to many aspects of their care. This can be time consuming yet comforting to know that there is a team working with your child to see their health improve. Out of all of the healthcare professionals that you may come across, the most important member of the team is YOU!  No one knows more about the daily effects that chILD has on your child’s life. You are the expert and your child’s greatest advocate. Some members of the child team may include:

  • Paediatrician
  • Specialist Respiratory/Oxygen Nurse
  • Respiratory Consultant
  • Dietitian
  • Physiotherapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Therapist
  • Social Worker

Hopefully, over time as your child’s health improves the medical team will decrease. However, when you are in the midst of appointments and gaining information you may feel overwhelmed or even stressed. Please visit our stress pages for tips on how you can help yourself during this phase.