Also posted in Random so ignore if you've seen this ...
I confess I mentioned before my Uncle went into the ER on Christmas Eve. He's still in a rehab center and is suffering from dementia. It's a long story and I'll spare you all the details but my dad just emailed me with an update and mentioned that my uncle has been choking when drinking water, and said the "tech" gave him some advice about it. As an SLP I am certified to work with swallowing disorders and had hospital training where that was 75% of my workload. The advice as my dad reported (which may or may not be accurate) was 100% the opposite of what should have been recommended. I just typed out a long, irrational, half caps-ed email to my parents and siblings ranting about how he had to deal with this and now I feel crazy.
I confess I don't think my dad will take me seriously because he still thinks of me as "the closest thing he has to a teenager" (I'm 36) and they just think I play with kids all day and won't listed to me when it comes to "medical" advice. Even though I have a graduate degree in this and direct training.
I confess I hate being the baby of the family.
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