5 Reasons why you should track your child’s medical information
I am extremely passionate about helping moms get organized with her special needs child’s medical information. Having just this one component situated will make a world of difference to the day-to-day functionality while caring for her child.
Where did it all begin…
In 2013, my husband and I obtained guardianship of my nieces because of a family tragedy. For 3 years, I tracked all of the girl’s medical appointments, laying out detailed information in order to hand it over to the various agencies that visited our home on a monthly basis. The organizational tools I created helped everyone involved have a clear understating of the girl’s care. Once we adopted the girls in 2016, I stopped tracking the records because I didn’t have to report the information to the agencies anymore.
Within 15 months, my now daughter, who has spina bifida, had 6 hospital visits, of which 3 were PICU stays. Three of those visits equated to surgeries, in which 2 were emergencies AKA not planned. I was scrambling to remember dates, times, doctors, and appointment notes. I was so unorganized, and our lives were filled with chaos. There were or could have been many things missed during care, some overdiagnosis, unnecessary medications, etc. After going through this trial, the light bulb turned on… and I thought to myself.
I DIDN’T HAVE SO MUCH CHAOS WHEN I WAS PROPERLY TRACKING MY DAUGHTER’S MEDICAL CARE!
At that time, I picked back up my old habits and our lives have changed forever.
Below are 5 reasons why you should consider tracking your child’s medical information.
- To create the ability to be your child’s BEST advocate
- To have a way to look back on past experiences for encouragement
- To have a guide for other caretakers to ensure your child is getting the best care possible
- To help you make critical health decisions for and about your child’s care
- To use as a help to get through doctor visit smoothly
My FREE Gift to You
I want to help you get started on your journey of keeping track of your child’s medical information. No matter how organized you are or the lack thereof, I am sure you will find this tool helpful. I have created a Medical History Form for you to use as a tool to take with you to all of your child’s doctor’s appointments. Use this tool as a quick reference to update your child’s doctor on the important information requested of you at most of your child’s appointments. Having this one document readily available is convenient, a time-saver, and helpful because you have all of your child’s information in one place.
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