Author Archives : kimberlyromo

‘Who put this car seat in?’ – Serious wreck tests mom’s skill at installing car seat


As the mom of a 2 year old, Amber Bermudez is the first to admit that when it came to installing her son’s car seat, she would always have somebody else do it. “I would have other people do it for me because I didn’t want to mess up on something that important,” she said.  Then one evening this past summer, she…

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Don't throw out that old, unwanted or expired car seats! Put it to good use through this new program


Reposted from Tucson Medical Center You know your child’s old car seat that’s been sitting in your garage collecting dust because – quite frankly – you don’t know what to do with it?  Just tossing it in a dumpster seems wasteful.  Trying to sell it isn’t the answer either since both buying and selling secondhand seats is considered an unethical…

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Stepping forward: TMC Pediatric Therapies explores intensive program for children with cerebral palsy


Kelsey Musgrave had a minor stroke when she was born in 2012, and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when she was 14 months old. Her mom, Sarah, enrolled her in TMC Pediatric Therapies in October 2013 where Kelsey attended physical and occupational therapy sessions once a week, oftentimes with therapist Caren Barman. Kelsey was making progress, but Barman thought she’d be…

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NICU Aftercare - What happens after you leave the NICU? Pediatric therapies for NICU graduates often a critical component of care

When baby leaves the NICU – A NICU After Care Program


The 12 month old who wasn’t eating solid foods. The 18 month old who wasn’t walking and didn’t know how to play with toys. The 2½ year old who wasn’t talking. The 3 year old who couldn’t follow directions.   Toddlers and young children like this were filling up TMC Pediatric Outpatient Therapist Brenda Abbey’s schedule. Something with their development…

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Inspirational journey brings Honduran girl to TMC operating room


They say ‘laughter is the best medicine.’ So it’s no wonder 14-year-old Silvia is doing remarkably well as she recovers from major spine surgery she had done at TMC.  The Honduras native is described as “the most energetic, outgoing person you will ever meet.”  She has an infectious giggle that fills the house of her host family – a house…

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Is your child in a safe booster seat? Which booster seats received top ratings for safety belt fit


If you’re like most parents, you probably found the world of child passenger safety to be a bit like walking into a big box baby store for the first time: completely overwhelming. You did research on which infant car seat to buy, consulted parents who had been down that road before, and even read the manual front to back.  But…

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