Chapter 11 & 12

Lia finally had the “big one” that her doctors were afraid of, the one seizure that she would not be able to come back from. Running the inherent risk of infections, the doctors were forced to intubate through the blood and vomit in order to prevent asphyxiation. While the excessive medication managed to calm downContinue reading Chapter 11 & 12

Chapter 9 & 10

Chapter 9 focused on the extent to which Lia’s parents were not irresponsible but rather selective in their caregiving strategies. Nao Kao chose to drive for days with Lia to find her a treatment options that has traditionally worked for the Hmong despite her condition not being considered a ‘problem’ but an illness to beContinue reading Chapter 9 & 10