Cathy in IL Posted February 4, 2008 Share Posted February 4, 2008 Tonight was our first time using the ambulance in our new home. The only hospital they will transport to is the little community hospital that does not even have a pediatric floor. If I want to get to the children's hospital, I need a private ambulance service, but I don't know how fast or reliable they are. I never thought I would have to think of things like this, but my ds is a high stroke risk. I feel like I need a plan in place to know what I would do if he ever shows signs of having a stroke. He is only 4, but he has sickle cell and moyamoya syndrome which are both risk factors for stroke. We monitor him closely with regular scans. We may soon begin monthly blood transfusion therapy to reduce his risk of stroke. It just scares me because I have seen too many children who have had strokes, and it is so very sad to see. I try not to worry, but I do need an action plan. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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