Is That A Giant Peach?!?

June 17, 2014
Little Dude

  No, but a good guess! It’s actually Little Dude’s beautiful head, which is now sprouting some newly grown hair! Personally, I think he looked gorgeous without hair too, but one of the main reasons I am happy his hair is returning now is because I don’t want his head to get sunburned this summer […]

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Post-Treatment Follow-Up…The List Keeps Growing!

May 13, 2014
Contact lens

Now that Little Dude is finished with his treatment, our visits to the hospital are only once a month, instead of twice a week. So, that’s good and makes our life a lot less hectic. Or so I thought. Now, we are playing “catch-up” with all the other health-related maintenance that we put off for […]

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Dear Mom…

May 8, 2014
Finish the Sentence Friday

A letter to my deceased mother in honor of Mother’s Day

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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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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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Barf All You Want, I Can Handle It

November 26, 2013
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You know how when your kid has a stomach virus and is constantly throwing up and every time he or she makes the barf noise, you feel the bile rise in your stomach and think you might puke yourself? Yeah that. And sometimes, it’s so nauseating to listen to that you just have to leave […]

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Yesterday, I Met Wonder Woman

November 19, 2013
Wonder Woman Covers

I recently published a post about our experience in waiting rooms and how they can mean more than just waiting. In case you missed it, click here to read it. The reason why I am bringing it up again, is that just yesterday, one of the other moms in the waiting room struck up a […]

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The Evolution of Taking A Bactrim Pill

October 24, 2013

Back when Little Dude was first learning to take his Bactrim, I’d have to budget lots of time for his pill-swallowing. And I do mean LOTS: one hour in the morning. And another hour at night. That’s the equivalent of two whole episodes of “Orange Is The New Black” that I could have watched. Yes, […]

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Is this a Spa, Dance Club or Hospital?

October 10, 2013
Massachusetts General Hospital

As you enter the waiting area of the Mass General proton therapy center (and no I won’t explain to you what that is, because it’s not crucial to my post), you first become aware of the cool temperature. It seems as if air-conditioning is a year-round part of this department. I’ve learned to wear layers […]

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Look Ma, No Hair!

October 8, 2013

We were told he would lose his hair starting in Week 3 or 4. And boy did it happen fast. One morning his hair looked a little thinner. By that afternoon, it seemed as if half of it was already gone. We had been visiting his two brothers at sleep-away camp and it was a […]

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“Mom, The MRI Was Fun!”

October 2, 2013
English: Philips MRI in Sahlgrenska Universite...

If you’ve ever needed an MRI, CT scan, bone scan or pet scan, you are familiar with the size and intimidating look of these machines. An MRI is probably the scariest of them all, because it takes the longest and if you have any trace of claustrophia, then good luck. Lying still in a mostly […]

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