Cystic Fibrosis Podcast 236: Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult CF Care from a Parent’s Perspective
In Jerry Cahill’s latest Cystic Fibrosis Podcast, Eileen Charles discusses the ups-and-downs of helping your child transition from pediatrics to adult CF care. Eileen’s daughter, Clara, ended up making the move at eighteen-years-old because her doctor retired. Eileen says the key is to keep open lines of communication while learning how to step back as a parent… It can be scary! But in the end, she sees her daughter transitioning to an adult care team as ‘moving up’ – it means that her child is learning, growing, and taking the next step in life.
Eileen’s biggest piece of advice – trust that your child, who is now an adult, can communicate with his or her care team clearly to manage anything that comes up!
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