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Welcome to the system

I have written that my fear about my son getting a g tube was that it would medicalize him (The weight crisis in my house). I didn’t want our world to be filled with IV poles, drip bags and plastic tubing. With his current, NG tube it also involves an omnipresent stethoscope and syringe to … Continue reading

Five days and counting…

Deane is being discharged on Friday – 80 days after his hip surgery. It has been quite a journey:  the oxygen masks, the suction tubes, the abduction wedge, the knee immobilizers, the physio, the NG tubes, the minced food, the pressure sore, the in-house school and the recreation; Christmas, New Year’s and my birthday; the … Continue reading

No rest

There is no resting on your laurels in the world of physio. Last week Deane was weight bearing for the first time since his operation. A few days of pulling himself up on a turntable to aid in transferring and we’re moving on. This week, it is assisted walking. Deane was able in the past … Continue reading