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Pediatric Palliative Care: Easing Your Child’s Suffering

Karen Zrenda remembers the first time she took her newborn son Tommy outside. Tommy's respiratory defect had kept him at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital for nearly the first year of his life. The sun shined on him for the first time. "It seemed like such a normal thing, but it was so exciting. It felt like a sign that we were going to be able to take him home," Zrenda tells WebMD. These ordinary moments, like walks outside or cuddling in a rocker, kept Zrenda going. "In the hospital, you get so wound up…