Connecticut Children's Blog
Connecticut Children's Blog provides important perspective on pediatric health from the same voices that care for our patients at Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Sonia Chaudhry is the only pediatric hand surgeon in Connecticut and she’s here at Connecticut Children’s. Ashley Denison remembers the worry that washed over her when doctors told her that her son had no thumb on his left hand just moments after he was delivered in April 2017. How would he hold […]
Joshua was born in 2006 with spina bifida, which led him to develop severe scoliosis by the time he was three. His previous providers had tried bracing, but he was in and out of surgery for other conditions so often that he could not wear the brace consistently. In 2009, he was recommended as Connecticut […]
Tony and Dawn Velez had tried everything to have a child, including in vitro fertilization seven times, but nothing worked, so they finally gave up trying and accepted the reality of their situation. As Dawn puts it, “We said, ‘That’s it; it’s just going to be us and dogs, and we’re OK with that. We’ll […]
Connor loves baseball. And he’s really good at it—pitcher and shortstop are his favorite positions. But last year, when he was 10, he was experiencing problems with his knee that threatened to take him out of the game. He had significant pain all the time, and his knee would periodically lock up. His mother took […]
When it comes to Irish dance competitions, Irish eyes are smiling on 16-year-old Bridget Souriyamath. Bridget, who has been taking Irish dance lessons for the past 12 years, has fared well at local and regional competitions. But it was her participation in the McInerney Championship Feis in Worcester, Mass., on Oct. 29, 2016, that was […]
Nine-year-old Ted wasn’t even born when his parents, Bruce and Betsy, began making treatment plans for his left foot. In 2005, when his mother was pregnant with twin boys, she learned during a prenatal visit that Ted had clubfoot, a condition in which at least one foot is twisted inward and down in an abnormal […]