I just rewatched your episode of _This Emotional Life_ on PBS and decided to come check out your blog. I am a nurse on a post-surgical floor and would love any tips you could provide on caring for autistic people after surgery.
I can’t wait for your book!
I mean, literally, I can’t wait. I want to know now. :O)
Hoping you’re still healing well,
The next email I chose is from a nurse named Becky. I was thrilled to get this email because I just had surgery and she ‘works on a post-surgical floor who wants to know tips on caring for autistic people after surgery’. Anyway, I am working slowly o this manuscript I am writing, but need to work a bit more quickly with less distraction around me. I can give you a few hints for caring for post surgical patients with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. 1) Make sure a very flexible, nurturing, and cooperative nurse cares for the patient every day even if it means the same nurse every day 2) That the nurse understands how people on the Autism Spectrum have Sensory processing problems causing overload and stimming behavior 3) Knowing people with ASD can have communicative problems and/or language difficulties. 4) Know that people on the Autism Spectrum have a different kind of nervous system and the anesthesia can cause problems even after surgery. That’s all I’ll say for now! 🙂 I will go more in depth in the book.
Thank you Becky for your email and I hope all is well with you. I really appreciate that you enjoyed the show I was featured on last year.
Posting again soon,