Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Taking it all for granted.......
I am in the process of writing a " day in the life" kind of manuscript for a publisher and in the process I am discovering how much I take for granted and how much the reader ( lay person, parent, family member, ) might not understand, and how frightening it might appear.
I also must take photos for this book. At first I could not for the life of me figure out what anyone would want to see that they haven't seen before. And then it occurred to me, that not everyone has had a child critically ill, thank God, and maybe they have never seen inside an ICU.
So, now I am on a mission to be more detailed in any explanation that I give to parents who have never had this experience. I will try to be more exact when I address certain issues here as well, because for most readers this may be the first or second place they have read about it.
With all of this in mind, please email me if there is a subject you would like more information on. You can also list it in the comment section. For starters, I think I will start with basic medical terms regarding laboratory testing that most parents will come in contact with at some point, even with healthy children.
Look for information on the complete blood count coming soon. More detailed information will be compiled into a handy ebook for parents when I have the best information put together. Watch for that information as well.