Nephrology Educational Resources
When your child is diagnosed with a kidney or urinary tract disorder, the following resources can help you understand doctor-speak and link you to additional health information.
- The basics: kidneys and the urinary tract
- Kidney diseases in childhood
- Chronic kidney diseases
- When your child needs a kidney transplant
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Renal system ultrasounds (kidneys, ureters, bladder)
Ask a librarian
Finding information on your child's diagnosis can be overwhelming, and scary. A good place to start is with a Cook Children's librarian. Our team can provide an information packet as well as a listing of resources you can trust. From online sources, to written materials, to area support groups for you, your child and your family, we can deliver information you need and that you can trust.
Ask a librarian for assistance
Health care notebook
When your child's health hits a bump in the road, it can be difficult to keep up with all the appointments, medicatations, health care team members, and information you will need to have to care for you child during this time. The Cook Children's health care notebook is designed so you can keep all of your child's health information in one place ... at your fingertips.
Nephrology's dietician services are available to offer many recipes that are safe for children and adults with kidney disease who may or may not be on dialysis. They are low enough in sodium, potassium, and phosphorus to fit in an overall well-balanced diet. To contact your dietitian, Jessica Holy, please call: 682-885-3617.