March 23, 2005
Two Readers Who Identify with Terri and Want to HelpTopics: Testimonials
Jodi's daughter is fed through a tube.
I am 39 yrs old and have a daughter, almost 10 yrs old, who was severely brain damaged at birth. This case with Terri is very close to my heart because of my daughter and knowing first hand about these situations. Kristin has relied on tube feedings her whole life.
She does live in a skilled nursing facility because of her 24/7 care needs, but we go see her regularly and I do all her laundry. I cannot imagine what Terri's family is going thru. To see your child starve to death and not be able to intervene. Just want to say I have written many letters to the President and Senators and Representatives and cried out to God in prayer many times. I will continue to pray, pray. pray. She is in God's hands and He will take care of her whether here or in heaven. Let me know if there is more I can do.Alicia was in a coma but is now in college:
I'm 19 and a freshman in college. I'm in a wheelchair, I was in the hospital; I was in a coma, then in 'locked in' syndrome.. for a while i was only able to move 2 fingers, but now I can do almost anything.. my parents were told i should be placed in a convalescent home, but i was put in a rehab hospital instead, and that helped quite a lot. Plus, they established a way of communicating with me, through blinking. I had a trach and was unable to speak for about 6 months. I have a lot of pictures, if needed. I too am currently being kept alive by a g-tube. I was way worse off, as are a lot of people i know now.. if need be, I'll go down to Florida and help in any way I can, just contact me. -Alicia
UPDATE: PLEASE ALSO READ THE COMMENTS IN THIS ENTRY--MORE TESTIMONIALS!
Posted by tim at March 23, 2005 12:30 PM
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