The following was published as part of my “Teachable Moments” blog series for ProMedica HealthConnect.
My husband and I each have a background in education. I taught middle school and high school for years, and he is a college administrator with a doctorate in education. A perpetual student, I am always looking for new ways to do things and new knowledge to explore. When our three-year-old son, Richie, was born with a genetic condition that affects his muscles and results in a host of orthopedic, respiratory, mobility and communication difficulties, I felt at first as if I was buckling under the weight of a huge responsibility. There was so much to learn, and so much I didn’t know, about providing care for a child with a feeding tube, a tracheostomy, and muscle weakness that affected everything he did.
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