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Eileen – How did you develop an understanding of the injury?

Eileen – How did you develop an understanding of the injury?

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In the beginning, you are just listening to words, and it’s not till later that it starts to sink in, and you start to process.  You’re kind of on overload.  You had your family all around you in the emergency room.  You’re following your ch... Show More

In the beginning, you are just listening to words, and it’s not till later that it starts to sink in, and you start to process.  You’re kind of on overload.  You had your family all around you in the emergency room.  You’re following your child from emergency room up to ICU.  Someone had told me to get a notebook, and start writing things down, keeping a diary.  And that is very, very important because you are talking to many different doctors, nurses—every time you come in, there’s somebody different.  And, I did, I wrote that down, and that kind of helped sort things out in your mind, and know what kind of questions to ask next time you visited. 

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Eileen – How did you develop an understanding of the injury?

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Son injured in 2010 at age 20, paraplegic
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In the beginning, you are just listening to words, and it’s not till later that it starts to sink in, and you start to process.  You’re kind of on overload.  You had your family all around you in the emergency room.  You’re following your child from emergency room up to ICU.  Someone had told me to get a notebook, and start writing things down, keeping a diary.  And that is very, very important because you are talking to many different doctors, nurses—every time you come in, there’s somebody different.  And, I did, I wrote that down, and that kind of helped sort things out in your mind, and know what kind of questions to ask next time you visited. 

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