THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: BREAKING THE BOUNDARIES OF COMPLEX CARE FOR CHILDREN

Breaking the Boundaries of Complex Care for Children Complex care is a real interest of mine. We gave complex care at home to our son for 23 years and now his care is delivered by one to one nurses at a nearby care home. My Mom’s care is becoming increasingly complex – she is 94 ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: BREAKING THE BOUNDARIES OF COMPLEX CARE FOR CHILDREN

Breaking the Boundaries of Complex Care for Children Complex care is a real interest of mine. We gave complex care at home to our son for 23 years and now his care is delivered by one to one nurses at a nearby care home. My Mom’s care is becoming increasingly complex – she is 94 ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Setting Roles, Boundaries and Limits in Mothering a Complex Child

One day a few months ago, fellow disability Mom and writer Jennifer Johannesen sat down with me for a chat.  (I highly recommend Jennifer’s book and her blog– they are at the top of my favourites list.)  In a previously published portion of our chat, I introduced Nicholas and our family life. Here, I discuss ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Regrets and Triumphs in Mothering a Complex Son: A Video Conversation

Recently, I had the privilege of sitting down for a chat with my friend and colleague in disability activism, Jennifer Johannesen.  Jennifer is a blogger and the author of “No Ordinary Boy: The Life and Death of Owen Turney”, a riveting memoir of life with her son Owen whose medical challenges sadly, eventually claimed his ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Some Doctors are Better Than Others!

Some doctors are better than others – ask anyone with an ageing parent or a complex child.  Do you know any doctor who still makes house calls? I DO and he’s our doctor!  Dr. Robert Eaton is my personal hero.  He is a family doctor who is famous throughout our community for ‘taking the dregs’, ...