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The holidays mean something a little bit different for everyone. For me, it’s the time of year in which I step up my button battery awareness efforts into high gear. My youngest son, Emmett, swallowed a button battery eight years › Continue Reading

My daughter Emma is a bright, funny and loving three-year-old girl. She’s also observant, quiet, and slightly reserved. And she has Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), complete tracheal rings and laryngeal cleft. She’s taught me many lessons in her short life, › Continue Reading

There are a few scenarios in which your child may need a tracheotomy, such as a traumatic injury, a chronic illness, or as a premature infant transitioning from a ventilator. Regardless of the reason, if you’re considering a tracheotomy for › Continue Reading

Congratulations to members of the graduating Class of 2015! Our care teams have had the pleasure of getting to know these incredible young people over the years while they have been patients at Cincinnati Children’s. On top of their dedication and hard work in › Continue Reading

In 2014, the wave of renovations and additions to our physical space continued. We launched the largest comprehensive fundraising campaign in Cincinnati Children’s history. And we worked together to deliver crucial care during periods of significant respiratory illness in our community. › Continue Reading

Five-year-old Emmett Rauch’s medical journey has included 65 surgeries to repair the damage caused from swallowing a button battery four years ago. On December 17, Emmett’s tracheostomy at Cincinnati Children’s was removed allowing the little boy and his family the › Continue Reading

Our youngest son, Emmett, has been through a lot the last four years, to say the least. I’ve written previous blog posts about the first and second phases of his recovery following a severe button battery injury. He’s certainly had › Continue Reading

My youngest son, Emmett, swallowed a button battery on the day we were supposed to be celebrating his first birthday. Not only did it change our lives forever, but it also changed the significance of birthdays for our family. We › Continue Reading

On October 16, 2010, my son Emmett became ill. He was coughing, lethargic, and had a fever with very little desire to eat. Concerned, my husband Michael took him to a local pediatric urgent care in our home town of Phoenix, Arizona. Emmett was assessed and › Continue Reading

Our family traveled to Washington DC the last week of July as part of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals Family Advocacy Day to share our story with members of Congress and to advocate for Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education › Continue Reading