Category Archives: Elanor’s Hospital Stay

2010 Parenting Resolutions…how’d I do?

1-To remember to take joy in my daughter every day.  Sometimes I get so caught up in her medical stuff or how exasperating she can be with her toddler tantrums or waste energy on being stressed because I cleaned and … Continue reading

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Normal

To the parent of a child who has suffered medical trauma, the word “normal” holds dreams you fear will never come true. I remember being told that Elanor had had a stroke, and that they knew it was in the … Continue reading

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How to ruin a pediatrician’s day

1-Give birth to a highly medical child 2-Build trust with a specific team of doctors over the course of a year and a half 3-Move halfway across the world 4-Get a pedi recommendation from another mom 5-Call pedi’s office and … Continue reading

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Elanor makes some advances!

Yesterday we had a very important doctor’s appointment.  Ever since Elanor began to walk, she has had some issues with her right side (really, dating back to her side preference when crawling) her right foot wants to point down (almost … Continue reading

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Braced by butterflies….

My gut churned with anxiety and dislike when I saw it. From the outside, it’s hard to understand why.  It’s pretty; purple with butterflies.  It had been made with care to fit the exact proportions for whom it was made.  … Continue reading

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Jinx…

I really shouldn’t have gone around bragging on the internets that we had made it through Thanksgiving without a hospital visit… Yesterday (the day after Thanksgiving) we ended up in the ER…. As Elanor is now a walker we have … Continue reading

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Thankful…

I realize it’s more than a little bit trite to talk about being thankful on (American) Thanksgiving.  But I can’t help it… I just re-read my Thanksgiving entry from last year.  It’s funny because what I remember when I think … Continue reading

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