Beyond the Battlefield: As Wounded Veterans Struggle To Recover, Caregivers Share The Pain
First Posted: 10/14/11 08:31 AM ET Updated: 10/18/11 11:14 AM ET
Luana Schneider gave up her career as an interior decorator and her "side job" as a mother of six, and moved to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio to care for her son. In addition to his severe burns, he had suffered perforated internal organs and leg injuries that eventually required an amputation. She lived in a hotel room and devoted days and nights to his care. Just changing his dressings took up to eight hours a day.