Archive for the 'People who are Ill' Category

22
Dec
12

Elder Care

Providence Health Care in Seattle runs an elder care facility for drop ins… Lots of people visit and get all kinds of services and support.

06
Mar
11

Rosie

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30
Mar
10

Hospice Care

There’s absolutely nothing like having one of your best friends with you as you face a tough time.

13
Jan
10

Peter Chirico, theologian

10
Jan
10

Rory Peterson

Rory has some kind of learning disability (that’s what the story was about) but no shortage of love for his new dog…

10
Jan
10

Pediatric Interim care

File this serene scene under… It’s not what it looks like…  The PICC, as it is known, takes care of infants born under the influence of street drugs. They get good care but the whole scene is tragic. Baby’s usually have a temperature and shake continuously.

The strangest phone call I ever made (or ever will make) was as a child’s Guardian ad Litem I phoned the child’s family from PICC asking them if they would visit the child. They told me they did not want to ever see the child.  They never did. I filed a petition to a court to terminate the parental rights the next day and the social service agency found the baby an adoptive home and that was the end of it (except for the adoptive parents who took on a lot of work for a high risk child).

10
Jan
10

Tom and grandson…

I was doing a story on Tom and his hospice care experience when his grandson came over. It was the last photo they had together.