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Video: How to Prepare for Your Child’s Ostomy Surgery

Aimee Sharp
Author | Shield HealthCare
11/28/17  12:58 PM PST

Having a sick child is overwhelming, no matter their age. Preparing for your child’s ostomy surgery can be especially difficult since relatively few people are aware of what an ostomy is. But it’s important to not only do research so that you are intellectually prepared for your child’s surgery, but also so that you are emotionally prepared. The best support you can give to your child is to make the surgery a positive experience. In this video, our Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, Laura Cox, gives tips about how to react positively to seeing your child’s stoma for the first time.

You can also read Laura’s article about this topic.

For more information, see related articles and resources here:

You can also find local support groups by visiting the United Ostomy Association here.

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My 89-year-old mother loves to swim but she has found that the pouch fills with water when she gets into the pool. What can we do to fix this?
Cathy
We recently had someone reach out to our Facebook community with a similar question, and several of our OstomyLife community members responded with their own advice.
 
Hopefully you and your mother will find their answers helpful ...


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