Paws for thought... the exciting new blog from Doctor Bear

June 25, 2020

Part One: Keeping track of growth

The way the world works has changed so rapidly in recent months.  Remote working has become a reality and even the NHS is starting to embrace this.  Many Doctors appointments are now taking place by telephone, or video consultation.  Th...

June 4, 2020

There has been much excitement in my household this last week as my Year 1 child has been back in school with half her class, seeing old friends, enjoying being back in the classroom and adjusting to new routines. As our children trickle back to school and nursery in t...

May 30, 2020

As lockdown eases and we face another adjustment to life, a stepping stone to normality with very little normal about it, I’m sure the conversations in our house have been echoed in many other homes.

My son’s response upon hearing about schools reopening was, “I want to...

May 22, 2020

We thought we would share our feelings around this emotive question as we have been asked. We know how much anxiety everyone has at the moment, especially about whether to send their child to school. There are many different opinions and choices.

Firstly we are paediatr...

May 19, 2020

As paediatricians we felt thankful that the vast majority of children seemed to be unaffected or mildly affected if they caught Covid-19. We had a fairly quiet few weeks on the paediatric ward while our colleagues who looked after adult patients were the opposite and a...

February 24, 2020

For a few weeks last summer our 5 year old woke up almost every night or morning with a headache. She would cry with the pain and sometimes vomit. Our ray of sunshine happy girl looked pale and sullen and started to nap again during the day – something she had not done...