We Still Have Him to Love: Overcome Challenges in Caregiving, Achieve Goals, Travel and Enjoy Life (Paperback)
Traumatic brain injury shattered Ray Duwe's life. After the accident, Ray's mother is alone when the neurologist comes to give the latest report. He tells her Ray will be profoundly disabled. As the doctor turns to leave, he says, "At least you still have him to love." His words are the inspiration for the title of the book. In this book Ray's father, Bill Duwe, shares practical information he and his wife learned as caregivers for their son. Ray's recovery was very limited. He is a non-verbal quadriplegic. Learning how to travel with Ray was important for their quality of life. They have learned to value and maintain support by friends, family and church. It is very important to be an advocate for Ray with medical personnel because Ray has some unusual medical conditions. Bill and his wife use their previous experiences and talents extensively in Ray's care. In spite of challenging obstacles, they are satisfied with how well they are achieving the goals for their life. This book provides practical suggestions for caregiving and encouragement for caregivers to achieve their life's objectives.