“Parents, concerned about staph infections that have affected 31 students in the Washington region, inundated schools yesterday with calls and flooded Internet lists for information about the antibiotic-resistant strain. …
It certainly seems as if the time honored tradition of getting your child up and off to school in the morning is becoming more complicated and stressful. In another 10 years how many do’s and don’ts will a parent run through?
Years ago in ‘our story’ we had an early wake up call of sorts when Patti’s Multiple Sclerosis treatment du jour involved immune system suppressants. Megan then attending Pre-K through early Elementary School was a happy healthy child but simply by attending school became a walking laboratory of infectious ‘bugs’.
Necessity drove us to a life style where Patti would alternate living a month with us and then a month away with her parents. Family, parenting, and caregiving was topsy turvy. As I remember, desiring some control over her treatment and her life also motivated Patti’s exploration, at this time, into alternative medicine, Dr. Hans Nieper’s clinic in Hannover, Germany.
Caregivingly Yours, Patrick Leer