Category «caregivers»

Everything a disabled person or caregiver should know about hiring, firing, dealing with sticky emotional issues of patients, patient’s families and/ or caregivers.

Jessica Kennedy’s Journey to Accepting Being Disabled

  Happiness regardless of being disabled required accepting my disabilities.  Discovery of who I was after the stroke and acceptance of my disabilities was a long journey. I couldn’t have done it without God and His promise of eternal salvation. Prior to my stroke, I believed in God, but that was about it. Even Satan …

Skin Health: Eighteen Years Quadriplegic & Zero Bedsores

Ask Cows for Skin Health Tips? Eighteen years ago my first caregiver gave me the best product for skin health. Have you ever heard of bag balm? It is for cow teats to treat chapped teats, but it does wonders for humans. Whenever I have a red spot I slather #BagBalm on that area and …

Part 1: Touch Sensation- Put Yourself in Her Chair and Roll Around a While

Touch Sensation for Jessica Kennedy DAWS My touch sensation of differs due to the #stroke and #quadriplegia.  I have  a limited #sensation of touch in my face, left arm and hand.  When I hold a school visit I use exercises like those described below to help children understand  how my sensation of touch is. Touch Sensation …

Prayer Chain

McKinney Courier Gazelle Photo of the Prayer Chain in 1998

For the readers of The Quad Spot and were waiting on the second post that follows Part 1: Urinary Tract Infection. The post Part 2: Pseudomonas Lung Infection I apologize for its delay. Others need something and I will show them how to get it in short prayer.  Since the season to give is Christmas,  my …

Welcome to The Quad Spot

Welcome to The Quad Spot. Please take your time and look around. Discover everything you can about being a ventilator-dependent quadriplegic. In the eighteen years since Jessica Kennedy The Differently-Abled Writer and Speaker endured a brain stem stroke, infarct and herniation she has gained a wealth of information. The Quad Spot Blog Description/Information Provided  caregivers selection, …