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Where has the time gone

My office is strewn with file folders. I can’t turn around without rolling over some vital document. The recycling under my desk is so full I can’t straighten my legs. My desk is covered with a mess of papers that were once distinct, important piles. Although I would never claim to be the tidiest person, … Continue reading

It’s all about winning the war

We had a number of victories today. Deane had the best night’s sleep he has had in more than three weeks. Don’t know if it was yesterday’s first real physio workout or adding melatonin to his drug regimen, but it worked. If we can repeat it tonight, it will officially be a streak. In yesterday’s … Continue reading

The stockings are …

My son got transferred to a rehabilitation hospital today – two weeks less a day after his hip surgery. I wrote in my last post that this would be a great Christmas present. After another rough night, the nurse came in at 6:30 and said she was going ot take out Deane’s IV because the … Continue reading

Post-Surgery – Day 6. A long day

It was a long day. Deane found it long. I found it long. It wasn’t because it was traumatic. It wasn’t even hard. In fact,  Deane made it look easy. At morning rounds, the nurse reported that Deane had been off his oxygen mask for a total of 6.5 hours yesterday. The doctor suggested we … Continue reading

Post Surgery – Day 3. Change isn’t always bad

A queasy feeling churned in the pit of my stomach when I realized my child was being moved to the ICU. At 8 a.m. the night nurse told me Deane had had a fever that spiked in the middle of the night. It had been another night of constant de-sats and suctioning. Within an hour, … Continue reading

The value of playing

We would go full of optimism and pride at how well Deane was doing, ready to list his accomplishments since our last visit. I left every time and dissolved into sobbing tears. Deane was born two months premature and for the first year of his life was followed by the preemie clinic at the hospital. … Continue reading