Earlier in the story, Phoebe shows that she finally knows the worth of her mother before when she disappeared because it said “I must have fallen asleep after that, because I awoke to the sound of Phoebe crying in her sleep. When I woke her, she denied it. ‘I was not crying. I most certainly was not. In the morning, Phoebe refused to get up.
A young girl had her tonsils removed and became very sick afterwards, the cause was her lingual artery was cut during her tonsillectomy. She stated “My mom called the ENT office and the doctor on call (not the person who performed the surgery and not the person who suctioned out my throat) said that I had to go to the hospital so he could cauterize my throat. When my mom was on the phone, I passed out again. I truly believed that I was going to die.“ Later she explains that her way of staying hopeful, throughout her debacle, was to be optimistic from this quote ”Those words have stuck with me since the surgery. One and a million.
Wait a moment, let me back the story up a little ways. It was Tuesday the tenth of March and I was in my tiny bedroom with my eldest brother Clarence, my smallest brother Henry, and my eldest and only sister Ella Mary. My throat was irritating me, and had I been sick this day. My siblings did not want to be by me incase it is a dreadful virus so I was sleeping on the ground. Carrying on, I need a cool glass of water.
“The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” by Anna Fadiman tells the story of Lia Lee, a Hmong child with epilepsy, whose life could have been different if only her family was caught up in western medicine. This book reveals the tragic struggles between a doctor and patient because of lack of communication. When Lia was around three months old, her older sister Yer accidentally slammed a door and Lia had suddenly fallen into the floor. This is the first recorded time that Lia was experiencing an epileptic shock. Her parents, Foua and Nao Kao, believed that the noise of the door had caused her soul to travel in the spirit land and is now able to communicate with them.
When she saved the people from the flood, she got completely wet and she was swept away with the wind. When she was found by the Guards from the city that she is from, she was not breathing. She had to be taken to a mini hospital to get some fluids in her systems.When she finally came to, she asked where she was. She got worried on where that mini hospital was located. After she was back on her feet,the doctor at the hospital said that she needed to be on bedrest for a week.
I was scared at first because the flight attendant was also calling my name and I did not know who to listen to. When it all went away, I took a nice nap because I was tired and I woke up in the nurse 's office, not remembering a single thing that was happening. I was obviously confused with the situation that I was being placed in at that time, but I knew that I could trust them. She told me that I had come earlier that day and complained of a headache and was told to lie down. I took a nap and missed some of my next class.
I have a twin sister, her name is Abby. When we were 15 she herniated a disk in her back that required surgery to correct. About a month after the surgery she contracted a staph infection that nearly took her life, and left my family reeling. Remembering Abby’s time in the hospital is a blur, with only a few moments of intense clarity, and what I recall most is the feeling of helplessness I had. When I first got to the hospital Abby lay in bed, slipping in and out of consciousness.
Belly thought it was about the divorce, but it was actually about their mom getting breast cancer again. Belly was the last person to know about this information. Belly stayed in her bed for that day being upset, until her mother told her to get out of bed. “Her words made sense. If Susannah me, then that was something that I could do.” (p 258) Her mother words made sense for her to get up and help Susannah.
Not just once, but it almost became a routine: waking up to an empty home and a crime scene while falling asleep to the tears of their mother and slams booming from down the hall. By lacking a parental figure, the child sought out a new source to nurture them, which became the elderly neighbor. They get exposed to real world violence from the case of domestic abuse; their parents, who are supposed to guide them, set them on a downward track. Maybe by the age of fifteen, they could recognize what was wrong with it; though, we have no idea how old they are or how long this has been going on; in my mind when I wrote this, the child was around the age of seven. During these few years, the child’s mind is highly influenced by their surroundings—especially their
As I got older the questions always got more about college and less about curiosity. I remember a particular nurse that made me realize this is what i wanted, that I wanted to be a nurse. I was at my regular check up, it was time for me to get my vaccinations. My regular nurse wasn 't able to give me them so they had another nurse give me them instead. The only problem was my regular nurse knew i would start crying if she wasn 't
The first essay I chose to read was called I Am in Dementia Prison with My Mom, Janet had no prior knowledge or understanding as to why her mother’s health, mind, and thought process was deteriorating. She couldn’t come to terms with her mom being mental sick and when she did she had help and support from her entire family. The second was titled Transferring Mom was New, But Restlessness and Inactivity Kindled her Agitation. Against her and he husband better judgment she took her mom to the store. I believe she did this because she did not want to tell her mom no, as a caregiver, especially to a loved one sometime following your intuition and saying no can be difficult being I may feel like you are taking away their rights as a person.