In-Home Nursing Care Still Lacking for Sick Kids
"Elisabeth Heflin is exhausted.
She’s been by her 15-year-old daughter Kaitlyn’s side while she suffers debilitating seizures. She administers Kaitlyn’s daily doses of medication and makes sure her feeding tubes are working properly. Kaitlyn receives nutrient-rich fluids intravenously at all hours of the day and night. Heflin, a single mom, is her daughter’s round the clock caregiver.
“I just want to be her mom,” Heflin said. “Just for breaks, just to be a mom. That would be awesome. I need some help.”"