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Amanda – How has the injury affected your parenting?

Amanda – How has the injury affected your parenting?

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It’s made us a little more strict. You know, maybe made them walk the line a little bit more, so that they’re a little bit stronger, maybe a little more on edge. He was so afraid, he was terrified that they were going to come and be like “I don... Show More

It’s made us a little more strict. You know, maybe made them walk the line a little bit more, so that they’re a little bit stronger, maybe a little more on edge. He was so afraid, he was terrified that they were going to come and be like “I don’t want to touch you.” “I don’t want to look at you.” They walked in, they’re like, “dad!” They’re running up and he immediately started crying. He was like, “nothing’s changed.” You know, they were amazed by the fact that it’s been almost a month. They saw their dad the first time in almost a month, and they finally registered that dad’s okay, he’s going to be fine. And when they came to the room, he was sitting up in his chair. He wasn’t in the bed, he was in his chair, he was upright, he wasn’t like all hooked up to all the monitors and stuff like that. So, all he had was the trach, he was hooked up to the ventilator. But that was the only scary thing the saw, was that.

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Amanda – How has the injury affected your parenting?

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Partner or spouse injured in 2010 at age 27, quadriplegic
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It’s made us a little more strict. You know, maybe made them walk the line a little bit more, so that they’re a little bit stronger, maybe a little more on edge. He was so afraid, he was terrified that they were going to come and be like “I don’t want to touch you.” “I don’t want to look at you.” They walked in, they’re like, “dad!” They’re running up and he immediately started crying. He was like, “nothing’s changed.” You know, they were amazed by the fact that it’s been almost a month. They saw their dad the first time in almost a month, and they finally registered that dad’s okay, he’s going to be fine. And when they came to the room, he was sitting up in his chair. He wasn’t in the bed, he was in his chair, he was upright, he wasn’t like all hooked up to all the monitors and stuff like that. So, all he had was the trach, he was hooked up to the ventilator. But that was the only scary thing the saw, was that.

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