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Walk on Water by Michael Ruhlman
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Jun 04, 2011

it was amazing

As an adult with congenital heart disease and two children with heart defects, I am pretty much an 'expert' at having heart problems. This book is spot on about how it feels to be a parent of heart babies and patient with heart defects. I like to see both sides of the fence (the medical professional side and the patient side). Ruhlman delivers both. It provides insight to those who have never had to deal with any health issues with their children (thankfully...i wouldn't wish it on anybody). It also shows some of the success stories. My only wish is that it showed a few more successes in detail (not just numbers and stats) but interviews with the families who have witnessed miracles, as well. There is nothing - nothing - like seeing your child be brought back from death at the hands of skilled doctors and nurses (and in the hands of God). I loved the book, none-the-less, because it was the story of my life and the history of how our surgeons and doctors became who they are and how they now do what they do.
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Kristi OMGosh!!! I cannot believe that you yourself and 2 of your kiddos all have congenital heart defects. You are definitely an expert on hearts. The palliations done today are amazing and are allowing kids to live well into adulthood (some with more complications than others) From a nurses perspective, this book is SPOT on as to what happens in the pediatric intensive care unit/cardiothoracic intensive care unit.


Kristi OMGosh!!! I cannot believe that you yourself and 2 of your kiddos all have congenital heart defects. You are definitely an expert on hearts. The palliations done today are amazing and are allowing kids to live well into adulthood (some with more complications than others) From a nurses perspective, this book is SPOT on as to what happens in the pediatric intensive care unit/cardiothoracic intensive care unit.


Missy Kristi wrote: "OMGosh!!! I cannot believe that you yourself and 2 of your kiddos all have congenital heart defects. You are definitely an expert on hearts. The palliations done today are amazing and are allowing ..."

Yep! it's true. All of us. And we continue to have surgeries, with our little girl having the most difficult diagnosis. See my website for more info on the books I'm working on, etc. www.growingupzipper.com :) I loved this book. And we love our nurses, FYI!!!


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