||Subject: granddaughter has cancer
We are looking for any help in dealing with
children with cancer. Our 2½ year-old granddaughter was diagnosed with
neuroblastoma and has been undergoing treatment since July '96. Are
there any books you could reccomend? The only one I have found is
Jonathan Kellerman's 'Psychological aspect's of Childhood Cancer.' Is it
worth ordering? Any help would be appreciated.
I'm so sorry to hear about this difficult
Here are some web sites:
a Child has Cancer (book review)
Network for Children with Cancer
Therapy and the Child with Cancer
with Your Child about Cancer"
There is a newsgroup that you could join: misc.kids.health.
There are also two mailing lists:
- CSHCN-L - Children with Special Health Care
For information, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Put this single line in the mail message: info CSHCN-L
- DADVOCAT - Dads of Children with Disabilities
or Special Health Needs
For information, send an email to: email@example.com.
Put this single line in the mail message: info DADVOCAT
- Davis, Hilton. counseling Parents of
Children with Chronic Illness or Disability. Leicester: BPS
- Sourkes, Barbara M. Armfuls of Time: the
Psychological Experience of the Child with a Life-threatening
Illness. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1995.
- Bluebond-Langner, Myra. In the Shadow of
Illness: Parents and Siblings of the Chronically Ill Child.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996.
I have one other suggestion: raspberry leaf tea is
a very soothing, healing, and beneficial drink, which can help your
granddaughter to cope with medical treatment and other stress. There's a
mail-order source for a superb quality, organically grown supply of
raspberry leaf tea. The woman who grows and sells it is the
editor/publisher of Compleat Mother magazine. She recommends freezing
the tea in ice cube trays or popsicle molds as a healthful treat for
children. She calls it an "ideal beverage for anyone in
recovery". It can be ordered at $6.00 for 35 grams from this
Jody McLaughlin, Publisher Compleat Mother, PO Box
209, Minot, ND
58702 USA Phone: 701 852- 8522 Email: Jody@Minot.com