Unthinkable: A Mother’s Tragedy, Terror, and Triumph
A Mother’s View of the Unthinkable
By Dixie Fremont-Smith Coskie
This special book about a child’s traumatic brain injury is aptly titled UNTHINKABLE. Facing possible death or life-long disabilities of her child in the early days of hospital care and medical treatment, this mother reveals her fears as she faces an uncertain future.
After her son’s traumatic brain injury, Dixie Coskie and her family move from horror and despair to find hope, healing, and even greater love. The simplest of things have new importance —when her son is able to blink his eyelids again, lift his finger, utter a word. This book on surviving brain injury from a family’s perspective is powerful, moving and very real. Not only are the emotions of parents explored and revealed, but siblings are included as well.
This book will provide emotional support, hope and guidance for other families whose child has had a brain injury. The tips for caregivers are especially useful with practical suggestions for support, communication, coping, stress reduction and problem solving at all stages of care and recovery after traumatic brain injury. It is also highly recommended for direct care staff and professionals as it provides insights into the emotional trauma that inevitably accompanies the physical and medical trauma of brain injury.
Order at www.DixieCoskie.com
Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, Deadwood Oregon.