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Parents to Parents – Having a Child with an Ostomy Video: Part 1

Aimee Sharp
Author | Shield HealthCare
04/26/18  11:18 AM PST

In this first part of a two-part series, Shield HealthCare’s Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, Laura Cox, interviews her parents about having a child with an ostomy. She asks about their experiences as her caregivers during her diagnosis of ulcerative colitis and her subsequent ostomy surgery.

Laura’s questions for her parents include:

  • What was it like having your child diagnosed with an incurable illness?
  • As a parent, did you feel alone? How did you cope?
  • Did you know what an ostomy was before I needed one?
  • What thoughts and feelings did you have before ostomy surgery? Did they change after?
  • What was it like seeing your daughter’s stoma for the first time?

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