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The End-of-Treatment Gift

April 1, 2014
FIFA Soccer Manager

This week Little Dude had his second to last treatment — only one more to go in late April! Aside from yelling a “hallelujah” from the rooftops, we feel we need to commemorate the occasion with a gift (or two or three…) for Little Dude. When I first discussed this with him a few months […]

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Just call me Nurse Emily

March 25, 2014

Right after Little Dude’s initial diagnosis (last June…), one of the nurses was explaining to me all the different medications he would be given, plus the ones I would have to administer at home. Then she joked that I would be almost like a trained nurse in no time. The thing is, I never wanted […]

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When Physical Therapy Also Becomes Nosy Hour

March 19, 2014
LANDSTUHL, Germany (Oct. 16, 2008) Physical th...

Little Dude has been going to physical therapy because one of his medications has a side effect of neuropathy. Yeah, I didn’t know what that was either, but basically it affects his nerves and can make it more difficult to walk, write, catch a ball, etc. The good news is it’s reversible and the even […]

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Big Dude Is Learning To Drive…Everyone Take Cover!

March 4, 2014
New Drivers

Big Dude turned 16 a few months ago, that magic age where they go from passenger to driver-in-training. And that means one thing and one thing only: Pass the V-A-L-I-U-M. I give myself credit for doing one thing right. I enrolled him in a driver’s education class right away. In NY state, you can take […]

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February 25, 2014

Since Little Dude’s diagnosis, our friends and neighbors have rallied around us to support us through the toughest time our family has ever faced. We’ve received loving cards, caring phone calls, texts, and emails, as well as an abundance of beautiful gestures. My husband has said to me, “it’s the deeds — not words — […]

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Why I Dislike Anyone Who Is On Vacation This Week

February 18, 2014
Palm Tree

The other day my friend posted on Facebook a picture from her Caribbean vacation, showing the beautiful turquoise water and sandy beach. Underneath her photo, I commented, “I hate you.” I was joking, sort of of course. But, if I would have posted a picture of MY scenery at that exact moment, it would have […]

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An Unexpected Stay At The Hospital…And A Very Hard “Bed”

February 11, 2014
Emergency Room

Last week, I was about to leave the house to take Middle Dude to basketball practice, when Little Dude stopped me. “Mom, I think you better take my temperature before you leave.” I instinctively felt his head and knew he had a fever before I even put the thermometer in his mouth. 101.6 For most […]

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One Wish, 15 High-Fives, 15 Autographs, and Lots of Swag…And Yes, He Met Lebron James!

February 6, 2014

NOTE: I did not post this sooner because I was waiting for Little Dude’s awesome photo with Lebron James. We received it the other day, but have been asked not to post it on social media. So, you’re just going to have to imagine it. All I can say is Lebron and Little Dude both […]

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To….The Hospital?

January 30, 2014
Numbered highways in the United States

Little Dude and I drive back and forth to the hospital anywhere from two to three times a week. According to our GPS, the hospital is 7.9 miles away from our house. That should mean a ten to fifteen minute drive max, right? Well, if we lived in rural Kentucky it might mean that, but […]

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Hooray For The Nurses!

January 23, 2014
Interplast Nurses in Dhaka

I’ve spent A LOT of time in hospitals over the past year, which means I’ve spent a lot of time around nurses. Of course the doctors are crucial to my son’s care, but when it comes down to who is spending the most time with Little Dude and me, it’s the nurses without a doubt. […]

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The Curious Eating Habits Of A Boy In Treatment

January 14, 2014
English: Sprite 375 mL cans - 24 pack

When Little Dude began treatment about seven months ago, the doctors warned us that his eating habits may change. In fact, they told us a story about one little boy who would only eat one thing for the entire course of his year-long treatment: Cool Ranch Doritos. His mother had to buy it in caseloads […]

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