Imagine a child with a rare and degenerative disease with ten specialists, four therapists, a weekly infusion, a clinical trial, and regular medical procedures. Now imagine a laughing, singing child who pretends to be a nurse to his stuffed animals, relatively untraumatized by the constant medical interventions. This is Case.
Calmer: Medical Events with Cognitively Impaired Children offers a toolbox of workable strategies described in parent, not psychologist, terms that are designed to reduce medical trauma in your special child. The strategies are drawn from the work of the author with her son Case who suffers from a rare condition called Hunter Syndrome.