On Autumn's Wing, A Story of Birth Trauma, Brain Injury and Miracles.
On Autumn’s Wing, A Story of Birth Trauma, Brain Injury and Miracles, concerns the use of the controversial vacuum extractor and the irreversible damage it can and does do. Too many families and children have paid a heavy price from the misuse of this device, used in hospital delivery rooms across the country without the formality of a signed or even oral release from patients. Ignorance in this instance is not bliss and raising awareness is the difference between life and death for some infants.
This is the story of a hemiplegic child, Autumn, now twelve years old. Autumn was a normal baby until delivered by vacuum extraction. As a result, she lost seventy-five percent of her left brain, from a massive stroke. In this book,her mother chronicles their personal experience, struggles, and accomplishments from birth to the present. Its a story of valuable lessons but raises many questions about our health care and legal system. The foreword was written by a highly respected physician, a neonatal specialist and adjunct professor at University of California, Irvine. Proceeds go to Autumn's trust.
- Heather Winkeljohn, November 2011
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