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MENTAL/SPIRITUAL HEALTH AFTER PYLORIC STENOSIS

Resources
– Books
Websites
– Videos
– Articles
– Blogs

Tools for healing
– Affirmations
– Meditation
– Visual art and  writing
– Bodywork
– EMDR
– Somatic re-experiencing
– Other forms of therapy

People who’ve made a difference
– Conrad Ramstedt
– Peter Levine
– Bessel van der Kolk
– Francine Shapiro
– Drs Anand and Hickey
– Others

Addictive behaviors or coping strategies
– Self-harm
– Alcohol and drugs
– Eating disorders
– Suicidal ideation
– Re-enactment
– Triggers
– Recurrent nightmares
– Unraveling the signs

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD
– Accepting, not denying
–  Body (or Somatic) Memory
– Symptoms
– Treatment – see Tools for healing (above)

THE CONDITION – INFANT HYPERTROPHIC PYLORIC STENOSIS

History
– Before 1912
– Since 1912

Diagnosis
– The symptoms
Getting a diagnosis

Treatment Option – medical
– Pros and cons

Treatment Option – surgical
– Pros and cons

PS surgery pre-1987
– Pain control
– Anesthesia
– Types of surgery
– Hospitalization
– Medical treatment of PS

PS surgery post-1987
– Pain control
– Anesthesia
– Types of surgery
– Medical treatment of PS

PHYSICAL HEALTH HAZARDS AFTER PYLORIC STENOSIS

After the surgery & in infancy
– Continued vomiting & irritability
– Infection
– Incision hernia
– Medical management of PS
– Re-stenosis
– Wound infection

In later life
Adhesions
– GERD – Reflux
– Hyper-acidity and its effects
– IBS – a grumpy digestive system
– Heredity – passing on PS
Pregnancy
– Raising awareness of the issues
– Scar shame
– Scar correction
– Upper gastric problems

Adult PS and related conditions
– Gastric cancer
– Esophageal hernia
– Gastroparesis
– Gastric ulcer

Other infant surgery
– Abdomen – duodenal & jejunal atresias, gastroschisis & omphalocele, hernias (diaphragmatic (CDH), inguinal, umbilical), Hirschprung’s, imperforate anus, intussusception, malrotation & volvulus, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)
– Chest
Circumcision

Raising the awareness of PS
– Art
– Networking
– Writing

Personal reflections
Fred’s Story
– Others’ Stories

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