After 16 days in the hospital, Henry and I returned back home. I remained diligent on being involved in the doctor's rounds each morning which was often attended by a registrar or two (similar to what we would call a resident un the US health system), the head nurse, his assigned nurse and a consultant [...]
I am a superstitious person. Not a, "don't cross a black cat or walk under a ladder," kind of superstitious, but more of a, "it's my fault, because I jinxed it," superstitous. My superstition started in grade school, from something as small as thinking I aced a test but spoke too confident and failed it, [...]
After his vitrectomy surgery, his recovery required him to remain face down for 12 hours a day over a two week period. He was seven months old. When I asked Dr. Shapiro how we were supposed to do that, he reluctantly replied that he didn't know- there is no data for an infant with this repair and recovery.
Raising children a few states away from family warranted a brazen attitude towards traveling with children at a young age, and often alone. My oldest took his first flight at nine weeks young. My second earned his wings at eleven weeks, (with 2 1/2 yo brother in tow). My mom has always offered to fly [...]
When the decision was made that we were moving our family to London, I already had my creative sights set on this year’s Christmas card: Abbey Road. The Beatles have been a constant soundtrack in the 9 years Matt and I have been together. From the first time we slow danced together (in a hotel [...]
I've had the idea to start a blog for ages. With every life event, I would think, "this is the perfect opportunity." First kid, second kid, rare medical diagnosis, kid having multiple surgeries, etc. There was always a reason to write, and share my experience, but I never got around to publishing it. Then one [...]