I’m thrilled to feature another amazing author with a fantastic children’s book., Caroline’s Infusion Day This book has now become my new go-to resource to support young children coping with a chronic illness that is treated with infusions. Learn more about the book and be sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win your own copy.
Guest Blogger, Kelly Brennan, Author of Caroline’s Infusion Day
About the book:
Sweet Caroline has to get infusions to stay healthy. At first, getting her infusions seemed really scary, but Caroline teaches us that maybe they’re not so bad! Caroline takes you through the process of her treatment day, from the moment she wakes up until the moment she goes to bed. Witness her feelings as the IV is inserted, and see what her nurse uses to help take the pain away. When it’s time for her vitals, you’ll learn the 3 things that are monitored to make sure Caroline is feeling okay. As her day goes on, you’ll see Caroline do fun, simple activities you can try to incorporate on your treatment day, too!
Who it’s intended for:
This book is for any child and their family who bravely conquer treatment days! Best for ages 2-7.
Where to purchase:
Why we wrote it:
When my daughter was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease before her second birthday, I realized regular IVIG treatments were going to be her future. As I tried to prepare her for what she was going to experience, I couldn’t find any children’s books or TV shows about getting an IV, using a tourniquet, or having medicine flow through a child’s body all day. It was at this moment I knew I wanted to create a resource for young children.
My 16-year-old niece did the illustrations, and she incorporated bright colors to keep the book positive and engaging. We worked hard to make sure it was accurate, but not fearful. Our hope is children will find a connection to it and realize they aren’t alone in their brave battles – and that infusions can in fact be fun!
We will be giving away a copy of Caroline’s Infusion Day to one lucky winner.
Choose one or more ways to enter:
1. Sign up for email notifications at ChildLifeMommy.com and leave a comment below.
2. Facebook: Follow Child Life Mommy and tag two friends.
3. Facebook: Follow Kelly Brennan and leave a comment about the giveaway.
Good Luck, the winner will be chosen on 5/16/22.