In my last post, I alluded to the struggle we all at one time or another have faced when dealing with a doctor, or someone else in the medical world. Incidentally, one thing I really enjoy about blogging is the comments section, where we all get to have a lot of laughs and some really good discussions. So, in the comments section of the aforementioned post, after talking with y'all, it suddenly occurred to me that I had read a book in the past year that is such a wonderful story of a mother's struggling against all odds, and specifically, against the medical world, when her young son suddenly seemed to exibit symptoms of a debilitating form of Obsessive Compulisve Disorder.
Saving Sammy - Curing the Boy Who Caught OCD is a book I could literally not put down. It was riveting, heart wrenching, and had me on the edge of my seat wondering if this poor boy would ever get better. In fact, the book made such a huge impression on me that I emailed the author, Beth Maloney, and she even emailed me back. I now receive the updates she sends out to everyone who has emailed her. Can you imagine--an author actually emailing you back?!?
Please check out the link above, to get a small synopsis of the book, and to learn more about Beth, and her ongoing battle to bring awareness about "PANDAS"
The book is highly readable, and whether you're a parent or not--you won't forget it.
Now, go to your bookstore or library and get that book! After you read it, please let me know if it made the same impression on you as it did me.