Here are my medical definitions, adding some detail from my experiences. As carers and parents of children with medical conditions and disabilities we learn lots of new terminology. We don't always catch the meaning the first time we hear them. Medical Terms for the Special Needs Parent #complexmedicalcondition Acute - A sudden or severe episode/illness … Continue reading Medical Definitions – From a Carer
Doing many admissions with Matthew, exercise in the hospital was the only option. Special needs mum's need to take care of themselves & exercise is a great step!
Being referred to palliative care for a child can be terrifying, but actually their roll is to help their patients & families get the most out of life.
Special Needs Parents & Hot Marriage Secrets? Are you crazy? I can see the mum now, totally worn out, hasn't thought about dressing up & going out in months. "My marriage hasn't been hot since our honeymoon. Let alone since our special needs child was born." Sure, and you're not alone. Marriage Breakdown as Special … Continue reading Special Needs Parents – Hot Marriage Secrets
I never considered before what dealing with death after I lost Matthew would be like. It's Father's day.Today I am mourning another little person gone too soon. I absolutely 100% knew dealing with death of children close to me would happen. But I didn't know how it was going to affect me. Another blow Yesterday … Continue reading Dealing with Death – after you have lost a Child
We didn't know we were living with a child with a rare condition. Where we started; Our first peek into the world that is fragile & complex medical conditions, was when Matthew was just 9 weeks old. We had been at our parent's for dinner. I gave him a bottle/feed before we put him in … Continue reading Caring for a Child with a Rare Condition