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Atmosphere around the kids


The innocence in a child’s eye and their questions is something that would make anyone melt. They tend to be aloof of so many things that we as adults go bonkers about. However - kids still have their own moods, they get depressed very easily. If they are made to stay at the hospital for too long, they fear it. They don't have the slightest idea of why they are there, and sometimes don't know what they are going through. The younger kids may not have too much to say or ask, for the younger they are, the lesser the chances of being traumatised. Since they are unaware of their situation, a lot of parents tend to keep them away...

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Never a no to kids for pets


As kids, growing up with pets is something we all have wanted at some point. And when we have our own kids, we know the rant in the house will start at some point in time. And it’s okay. Getting a pet at home, even though cancer, is not such a bad idea. They will want some sort of happiness to tag along with them, and want some noise in the house. From our conversation with a few people and Oncologists - dogs are the safest pets, of course only once they are vaccinated and are clean. They tend to adjust to house surroundings better than others, and understand the needs of people around too. If you train them well,...

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Never stop Parenting!


Children who are diagnosed with cancer at a young age, can find it very hard to understand how to deal with it, and most often than not - it is just has hard for the parent. There are times when parents do not give in to the child’s cravings and go with what suits them best. While some parents stop parenting completely and allow their child to do anything they like because they just want to see them happy. There is a soft corner because of all the pain involved through the treatment, but this shouldn’t lead the parents to stop disciplining their child. An Oncologist recently narrated a story where they become the parents for the child. When the...

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Sleep pattern in kids


We can sleep through the day, and still adjust our body clocks for the night’s rest. The balance we create for ourselves, somewhere comes with age and time. Kids don’t have that sort of balance in them. They cannot always maintain the day and night rhythm. While undergoing treatment, the kids feel weak and very tired and would want to sleep all day. But because they do not have that balance set in their body, they might end up sleeping all day, and stay up all night. Which makes it worse for them. Make sure you to give attention to this sleep routine. Keep them very busy with some activities in the day. Even while you’re talking to them, if...

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Exercise best kept minimal


Cancer treatment alters a child's routine drastically. When kids are dealing with cancer, they are immediately put on a truck load of steroids. Those steroids will make them initially put on some weight, and because of the weakness - they cannot engage in a lot of exercise. The steroids do make them out on weight, and at the same time, make their leg muscles weak. Sit-up’s or a small walk, an ideal 10 minutes of exercise is what should be mandated. 10 sit-up’s in the morning and 10 in the evening would be perfect for them. Straining them too much isn’t a good idea. Children don’t need that much of exercise.  There have been some cases a Paediatric Oncologist mentioned...

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