Coping with Pediatric Intestinal Transplant

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh understands that successful recovery and care after intestinal transplantat extends well beyond the hospital stay. Below we've compiled information to help parents and caregivers understand and cope with the medical and emotional needs of your child or teen once they go home after an intestine transplant.

Chronic Illness and Transplantation Issues in the Adolescent

Learn how adolescents with chronic illness deal with body image issues, develop independence, forge relationships with peers and take responsibility for managing their illness.

Different Kinds of Coping

Learn about the five stages of coping and problem-focused coping vs. emotion-focused coping.

Lifestyle Changes After Transplantation

Learn about the potential risks associated with lifestyle choices after intestinal transplantation, such as alcohol consumption, toxic chemical exposure, drinking water, medical alert ID, reducing the risk of infection, caring for pets, pregnancy, and travel.