While saving the child the complicated details and confusing language and medical jargon, this book will not only help them to understand, but it will allow them to feel included in lieu of telling them "everything is alright" when clearly they know it's not.
"My Mother Has Gastorparesis" is told from a child's perspective and has been fully endorsed by my step daughter who at 11 years old has had to deal with her mother battling GP as long as she can remember.
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My Mom Has Gastroparesis
By Timothy Thomas
AuthorHouseCopyright © 2015 Timothy Thomas
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This is my mom. She is like any other mom. She loves me, takes care of me and is always there when I need her. Like a super hero.
Like any superhero, My mom has her weakness like Kryptonite for Superman. My mom has something called Gastroparesis. It's called GP because Gastroparesis is too long and too hard to say.
GP means ... My Mom's stomach doesn't work. It's paralyzed which is just another way of saying frozen.
The reason it's her weakness is because it's makes it really hard to get vitamins and energy from the stuff she eats. You know how parents and teachers always tell you to eat your vegetables and eat healthy so you can grow strong? Turns out they are telling the truth because my mom can't eat that stuff and has to take all kind of medicine just to give her the same energy and stuff you would get when you eat a salad.
Imagine the worst flu you ever had. The yucky tummy, the achy legs, being tired and just feeling gross. That's what my mom and anyone who has GP feels like almost every day!
Because of all of this my Mom has a special diet, she has to eat a lot of small meals, a lot of mushy food but she gets to have shakes and stuff a lot at least.
Sometimes because of the GP my Mom just can't do some things. Sometime she misses my games or my sister's dance class. It makes her sad and she says she is sorry a lot, but I always know it's not because she doesn't want to. It's because she doesn't have the energy and is too sick.
So we make sure when she does feel good and is having a good day we have a lot of fun!
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