SHARING: Simple pleasures
MARY MCRAE RN, CCRN, BSN

$7.95
Nursing2014
June 2004 
Volume 34  Number 6
Pages 55 - 55
 
  PDF Version Available!

ABSTRACT
Outline

  • Small world

  • A parting wish



    Graphics

  • Figure. No caption a...

    “TINY” IS THE WORD that came to mind the first time I saw Caitlyn lying in her hospital bed. Although 35 years old, she was only 3 feet tall. Abnormal calcifications had drawn her head backward, fixing it at an awkward angle to the rest of her body. A prisoner in her own body, she no longer could stand and required a ventilator to breathe.

    Initially I was intimidated by Caitlyn and her overwhelming physical problems—but not for long. Her intelligent eyes and bright smile drew me in.

    I learned that she'd been adopted at an early age, before anyone knew of her rare genetic disorder. Despite her physical problems, she actively participated in family life. Reaching adulthood, she became independent and moved into an apartment. Crawling on her arms and buttocks, she'd cook and entertain guests from her vantage ...

Purchase Now !

To purchase this item, follow the instructions below. If you’re not already logged in, be sure to enter your login information below to ensure that your item is saved to your File Drawer after you purchase it.

Not a member? Join now for Free!


Cost:$7.95
1) If you're not already logged in, enter your information below to save this item in your File Drawer for future viewing.

User name:


Password


Forgot your user name or password?
2)  If you have a coupon or promotional code, enter it
here.(If not, just click Continue.


Digital Coupon: (optional)

3)  Click Continue to go to the next screen, where
you'll enter your payment details.






Featured Jobs



Benefits of Membership

FREE E-Newsletters
Sign up for our free enewsletters to stay up-to-date in your area of practice - or take a look at an archive of prior issues

CESaver
Join our CESaver program to earn up to 100 contact hours for only $34.95
Register Now

Lippincott's NursingCenter.com
Explore a world of online resources

Become a Member