At www.info4carers.com , you’ll find a new book called You are Not Alone – A Carer’s Journey written by Michelle Rhodes and Tanya Dennis, two Mums of special needs children.
Tanya writes: “In mid 2002, our son Jaden Dennis-Marler was born at Westmead Hospital in Sydney. His birth was a natural one without any complications after a labour of six hours.
At Day 23, he suffered his first serious seizure, turning an awful colour of blue. We raced him to Westmead Children’s Hospital in an ambulance. After a week or so we returned home on medication. However, this pattern of seizure, ambulance and hospital was to repeat itself for may years to come.
We’d had all the normal prenatal screening tests done and they had shown no problems. Like everyone that begins this journey, we were completely naive to the world of hospital and disability.