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Keeping Katherine: A Mother's Journey to Acceptance

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Katherine was a beautiful, perfect baby for the first year of her life. Then, without warning, she changed forever. She started crossing her eyes. She cried at night for hours at a time and could not be soothed. She stopped saying words, stopped crawling, and began what would become a lifelong habit of wringing her hands. Hospital visits and consultations with doctors offered no answers to the mystery. Soon Katherine slipped away to a place her mother and father could never reach.

In Keeping Katherine, Susan Zimmermann tells the story of her life with her daughter Katherine, who has Rett syndrome, a devastating neurological disorder. Writing with honesty and candor, Zimmermann chronicles her personal journey to accept the changed dynamic of her family; the strain of caring for a special needs child and the pressure it placed on her marriage, career, and relationship with her parents; the dilemma of whether Kat would be better cared for in a group home; and most important, the altered reality of her daughter’s future. A story of personal transformation that reminds us that it isn’t what happens to us that shapes our humanity, but how we react, Keeping Katherine shows the unconditional love that exists in families and the gifts the profoundly disabled can offer to those who try to understand them.

Synopsis:

A deeply personal account of life with a profoundly disabled child candidly describes her and her husband's experiences with their daughter, Katherine, who grew normally until she was more than a year old, only to develop Rett Syndrome without warning. Originally published as Grief Dancers. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

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Susan Zimmermann lives in Colorado with her husband and four children. She is the author of Writing to Heal the Soul and a coauthor of The 7 Keys to Comprehension and The Mosaic of Thought.

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ISBN:
9780307421173
Subtitle:
A Mother's Journey to Acceptance
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press
Author:
Zimmermann, Susan
Author:
Susan Zimmermann
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Parenting - General
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
Learning disabilities
Subject:
Motivational & Inspirational
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-Mothering
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20041228
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
240

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Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » General
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Mothering
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General

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Product details 240 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307421173 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A deeply personal account of life with a profoundly disabled child candidly describes her and her husband's experiences with their daughter, Katherine, who grew normally until she was more than a year old, only to develop Rett Syndrome without warning. Originally published as Grief Dancers. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Susan Zimmermann lives in Colorado with her husband and four children. She is the author of Writing to Heal the Soul and a coauthor of The 7 Keys to Comprehension and The Mosaic of Thought.
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