Learning to let my children see me using a ventilator on a daily basis, despite the heartbreaking worry of how they’d react. Would the machines I depend on to keep me with them longer, frighten them? And would even they still love me the same? Continue reading Adjusting to NIV Around My Children
(Pictured: A 2 part title image. The first features a ventilator where the display screen instead of graphs and breath rates reads; “5 Years to Acceptance.” Next to it is a photo of me with my vent mask on with long tubing, over it is a comical SnapChat filter where it puts cartoon cat ears and nose on me on my vent) I didn’t think I’d ever be writing about myself using NIV (Non-Invasive Ventilation), never mind felt bold and at peace enough with it to pubically display a picture of me on it! This may in fact be the … Continue reading My Journey Adjusting to NIV | 5 Years to Acceptance!