Food for Thought
Food for Thought – February 23, 2015 Edition
I love being a pediatrician; there’s nothing I would rather do. But sometimes I get frustrated by things that parents do — or don’t do.
I’m not talking about things like being late (hey, I run late, it would be unfair to complain), ….or stuff like that. That comes with the territory.
I’m talking about stuff that makes it harder for me to give good care.
Jason Da Silva was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a disease that affects the central nervous system, in 2006, and uses a motorized scooter to get around, according to Mashable. As a filmmaker based in New York City, he quickly discovered that it wasn’t so easy for people with disabilities to maneuver around the city.
People assume that “Schuyler’s monster”, the term I used even before my book to describe her brain malformation, was a metaphoric creation of my own. But that’s not entirely true. When we tried to explain polymicrogyria to her when she was very young, she fixated on the idea that there was something in her brain causing mischief. As she grew older, it became her little monster, and later, when she tried to process the information with more depth, polymicrogyria became “Polly”.
And what about you? What have you been reading or writing?