Keeping Katherine

Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale Release date: 2007-12-18

Description

Katherine was a beautiful, perfect baby for the first year of her life. Then, without warning, she changed forever. She started crossing her eyes. She cried at night for hours at a time and could not be soothed. She stopped saying words, stopped crawling, and began what would become a lifelong habit of wringing her hands. Hospital visits and consultations with doctors offered no answers to the mystery. Soon Katherine slipped away to a place her mother and father could never reach.In Keeping Katherine, Susan Zimmermann tells the story of her life with her daughter Katherine, who has Rett syndrome, a devastating neurological disorder. Writing with honesty and candor, Zimmermann chronicles her personal journey to accept the changed dynamic of her family; the strain of caring for a special needs child and the pressure it placed on her marriage, career, and relationship with her parents; the dilemma of whether Kat would be better cared for in a group home; and most important, the altered reality of her daughters future. A story of personal transformation that reminds us that it isnt what happens to us that shapes our humanity, but how we react, Keeping Katherine shows the unconditional love that exists in families and the gifts the profoundly disabled can offer to those who try to understand them.

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Additional Information

Genre: Child care & upbringing

Collection: Harmony

Type: EPub

Pages: 240

ISBN: 9780307421173

Additional Information

Genre: Child care & upbringing

Collection: Harmony

Type: EPub

Pages: 240

ISBN: 9780307421173

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