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The Screaming Room: A Mother's Journal of Her Son's Struggle With AIDS--A True Story of Live, Dedication, and Courage download ebook

by Barbara Peabody

The Screaming Room: A Mother's Journal of Her Son's Struggle With AIDS--A True Story of Live, Dedication, and Courage download ebook
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0380703459
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Barbara Peabody
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The Screaming Room: A Mother's Journal of Her Son's Struggle With AIDS, a True Story of Love, Dedication And .

The Screaming Room: A Mother's Journal of Her Son's Struggle With AIDS, a True Story of Love, Dedication And Courage.

A woman chronicles the final year in the life of her son, a victim of AIDS, in a true life story of lost dreams and hope, despair, and courage, pain and love
Reviews:
  • AGAD
This is the most intense read that I have come across in quite some time. If you are not in tears at the end, you haven't a soul. God bless Barbara Peabody and her family for coming through this harrowing experience with flying colors! As a P.L.W.A., this hit home in so many ways. I think anyone who is going through this or any other chronic illness either personally or as a caregiver, should read this.
  • Tujar
truly a sad look into what it was like to have a love one diagnosed with aids in the eighties, at times you even feel a mother's anxiety as she does everything to help her son and she just watches waste away.
  • MisterMax
Like a previous reviewer, I also took a class called Death and Dying. It is a psychology course at GWU that Pamela Woodruff has been teaching for many years, as the topic of death has always fascinated humans. I began reading this book early to keep ahead but ended up not being able to put it down.

Often our class covers issues that remind us how lonely terminal illness can be. Doctors, hospital visits, and the processes patients go through are very cold and directive driven. This book sheds light on how important it is that we remember that the emotional trauma of illness is just as important as the biological trauma. The book focuses on a man named Peter, who got AIDS in the 80s, when it was newly discovered and carried a negative stigma. Peter eventually needs to move in with his mother, Barbara Peabody, who will end up taking care of him until his death.

The book reads as a diary. We follow Peter's through doctor visits, AIDS support meetings, hospital stays, time with friends and family, and through the horrible situations he goes through each day due to his illness. We see his mother striving to help him. She struggles to keep him from losing his dignity and always enforces his positive attitude and hopes for the future. This book is not just insight into the the life of an AIDS patient, but also into the life of someone caring for a loved one with AIDS.

We learn about AIDS, what it does, some of the medical terminology, but then watch the medical process and understand how depersonalized it is. We sympathize with Peter when he feels doctors are not making sure he understands what is happening. The mechanical medical thought leaves no room for emotional consideration and we understand how greatly this impacts patient morale. If not for his mother Peter may have given up long before, as without her it would have been an incredibly lonely experience for Peter, which it was even with her at his side.

This book hits hard as Peter is nearing the end. We watch the disease finally wreak such havoc on his body that he loses his sight and eventually becomes delusional. There is nothing quite so sad as him asking his mother for a carton on the table that is not there and her having to pretend to hand it to him. The last fifty brought tears many times. However, it was the very end, as Peter's mother can tell it is his last night and tells him is it ok to let go, that is the saddest moment. Imagine telling someone you love that it is ok to let go, that it is ok to let the suffering end. That would be an incredibly hard and unbelievably sad moment for anyone.

Before this book I knew of AIDS but had no real understanding of the disease or how the lives of patients were. Even today, despite there being advances, many people still do not have to access to help and die as Peter did. Those without medical facilities in their country die much sooner still than Peter. This book has made a great impact on me; Barbara Peabody's experience will follow me indefinitely. I recommend it to anyone looking to understands AIDS, terminal illness, or the experience of terminal illness on loved ones.
  • Faegal
I am surprized that more people have not heard of this book, and read it, no one I have ask has ever heard of it. The only way this book could of had more of an impact is if there had been a wife and a child or children involved, with aids as well. My heart ached reading the turmoil the mother of this boy had to go through. As a mother I know the dreams we have for our children, forgetting the far fetched dreams, just the normal dreams. Then having to adjust to the fact that he is gay, that in itself must be difficult thing, then him having aids seems gut wretching. Then the turmoil of the inner war for the boy, dissappointing his mother and then experiencing the horrible death that aids brings, just for loving someone. This has nothing to do with my personal opinion of homosexuality, but no one could read this book and not walk the road with each of them. This story could change the choices of ones lifestyle,and make them aware of the precautions and consequences.
  • Unnis
A very sad and heartfelt tale of dealing with AIDS. One of the best I've read so far. Brought me to tears many times.
  • Flarik
This is a very honest, truthful account of a mother taking care of her son battling with AIDs. I had never heard of this book until I was assigned to read it for a class called "Attitudes Towards Death and Dying". I read this book in three days and couldn't put it down. It was so sad, yet you find yourself laughing, and the account is so honest, it can be a hard book to get through. It is also interesting to read about AIDs in 1984, when there was little research and knowledge on the terrible disease.
  • Vareyma
I read this story shortly after I had been diagnosed as HIV+ in May of 88 not knowing what to do I read it and when I finished I gave it to my Mother to read for her self, while the impact was different for each of us I think it let her know that she was not alone and I felt more compassion for my own Mother and have tried to make this challange easier for her and 15 years later I am still here
An excellent book from a mother's point of view. This book gives the reader a good idea about specifics of AIDS and a good historical perspective of what it was like to have the disease during the 80's when not much was known. Though the book is difficult to get through at parts, it is well worth the read.