Complex Brain Injury Clinic Provides Parker with Expert Coordination of Care, Variety of Resources
The human brain is a mystery to most. But when it comes to brain injuries, especially in children, they are both mysterious and frightening.
Pediatric neurologists at Cincinnati Children’s understand this. So when talking with families about acquired brain injuries, they bring medical expertise and years of experience to the conversation.
Among their goals: to answer questions and alleviate concerns, to help families understand treatment options and to provide guidance as they decide what approach to take for their child.
When J. Michael Taylor, MD, first met Brodie and Melissa Cianciolo two weeks after their son, Parker, had suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from an ATV accident, he provided both expert knowledge and years of experience.
But he also provided hope—at a time when the family needed it the most.
Finding Hope and Expert Care at Cincinnati Children’s
Shock and disbelief. That was Brodie’s initial reaction after hearing Dr. Taylor’s prognosis for their son, whom doctors in Toledo feared might never be able to walk again or regain mental function.
“Dr. Taylor met us in the PICU [pediatric intensive care unit] and looked [Parker] over and was like, ‘Oh, he’ll be fine.’ And we were like, ‘Are you crazy?’”
Added Melissa: “No one else had told us everything was gonna be fine. We didn’t have a whole lot of hope before Dr. Taylor and Cincinnati Children’s.”