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Rolling on to rehab

“Now the hard work begins.” I couldn’t believe I was saying this to my son who had just spent the last week struggling to breathe with a collapsed lung. He has had tubes stuck down his throat and up his nose to suction the secretions out of his lungs at all times of the day … Continue reading

Post-surgery – Day 5. Milestones in a marathon

On the way home from the hospital, I fell asleep on the subway. Almost missed my stop. I guess adrenaline will only take you far.   Deane is not running on adrenaline. He is, as they say in sports journalism, gutting it out, digging deep and – do I dare say – giving 110%. Today … Continue reading

Post surgery – Day 4. Small steps

It’s not wise to go looking for drama when you’re in the hospital. All too often it will find you and it’s not good. But when there aren’t any big developments, it’s hard to know how things are going. That’s how Deane’s fifth day in the hospital has been. It’s not that nothing happened. Late … Continue reading