After Peg improves, she is moved back to the Sheltering Arms hospital where she rooms with four other girls who have polio, Dorothy, Shirley, Alice and Renee, who later become her friends. One of those was a twelve-year-old girl in Austin, Minnesota: Kehret delves into the emotions she went through as she regained the use of her arms and legs, learned to use a wheelchair, graduated to walking with braces, and finally began to walk on her own again.
In this tenth anniversary edition of the book, Kehret includes an updated epilogue about her life in the past decade, including coping with the death of her husband. I just wish it had a recent copyright so I could recommend it for LOE!
If you love this book, then try: In her epilogue, Kehret reminisces about how she was moved to tears when her own children received their polio vaccines. Inthere were 42, cases reported in the United States.
Kehret writes in a straightforward and entertaining manner about her sudden polio symptons at age 13, her trip to the emergency room, and the experience of waking up paralyzed. Every day, she changes the hot pack part of the Kenny treatment to hot baths instead.
For seven months she withstood her rehabilitation, finally returning to school and normal life again. Also included in this edition are twelve new pages of photographs, and information about polio.
She spends a little time at Sheltering Arms before she is transferred to University Hospital because she needs a respirator. Dec 30, Julia Zuklie rated it it was amazing This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Peg was looking forward to being in the Homecoming parade that afternoon.
Sheltering Arms roommate, who goes home for Christmas. Assuming she had the flu, her parents sent for the doctor and she was taken to the hospital for a spinal tap that confirmed she had polio. Main character and narrator of the story, diagnosed with polio. Amazing Stories of Adopted Strays.
Sheltering Arms roommate, who longs to be in leg braces to go home. After a few days, she is allowed to move out of isolation but all of the things in her room are burned because they may contain the virus. Art is a college student. After she starts to recover, the so-called Mrs.
Peg promises to walk for him one day. Sheltering Arms roommate, who has the worst polio. She meets wonderful doctors, nurses and has four roommates, all girls, her own age, and they go through therapy together, What a fantastic book.
Her new room has a roommate named Tommy who is put into an iron lung.
This story is told simply enough for elementary age children to read, and yet I far from being a child! I literally could not put it down. She also lets readers know how life turned out for herself and all the patients she met, so there is a sense of closure to the book.
The Moon and I. Transferred to the Sheltering Arms Hospital in Minneapolis, a special hospital for polio patients, by the next morning, she was paralyzed.
I am at the part where she gets her walking sticks Oct 23, Beth Nieman rated it it was amazing What a fantastic book. Now, years later, she suffers from post-polio syndrome, like so many polio sufferers.
She goes home with a high fever, and around midnight, she starts to vomit. This story really underscores why vaccines were such an enormous medical breakthrough.
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Excellent book! My 9 year old daughter (starting 4th grade) was dubious about the book at first, but after the first page was in love. Small Steps is a great way to open up some. Report abuse. Transcript of Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio. Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio I never thought it would happen to me Book by: Peg Kehret Report By:Mynaishka Domenech Peg Kehret was born November 11, in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
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