Posts tagged "emergency room"

Adults Only Weekend

Through it all, I have always felt lucky to have Steve by my side.
My Previous Blog > “The Pendulum Swings” It took nearly a week for Atia to fully recover from her spinal tap and subsequent 5-day steroid treatment. During that time, we dealt with some pretty severe mood swings, including kicking, screaming and tons of crying. However, once we got past all of that, everything moved along... Read more »

The Wolverine Strikes Again

As you might remember, when I posted about Dylan’s emergency room visit and mystery injury, I hypothesized that the explanation for his rapid healing must be that he has some type of Wolverine-like mutant gene. Well, here is even more reason to prove this theory true…   This summer, we noticed Dylan’s right thumb was... Read more »

The Tides Changed: From Health to Hospital

January 2010
My Previous Blog > “Popular Chicago Blogger and Reality TV Star Team Up to Raise Awareness for Childhood Cancer” Atia had been battling a cough and runny nose since the Sunday following New Year’s Day (2010). We watched her like a hawk, frequently monitoring her temperature. She didn’t have a fever, which was good because those... Read more »
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The Phases of Chemo

Last Week’s Blog > “WychList: a New Shopping List iPhone App” (continuation from 2 weeks ago) So, we’d switched hospitals – to University of Chicago Medical Center (U of C) – and on May 28, 2009, Atia was scheduled to begin the second phase of treatment, “Consolidation”. We were nervous because it was our first... Read more »

Life As We'd Known It Had Changed

Last Week’s Blog > “Friday, April 24th, 2009: Tough & Terrifying Day!” After the first weekend home, we slowly began to adjust to our new routine. Steve and I were exhausted, nervous and apprehensive about our lack of experience caring for a sick child. We were novices, but wanted so desperately to do everything right.... Read more »

The ER. I Wish It Was Just a Great Show.

Last Week’s Blog > “And Then There Were Three” In February 2009, Steve and I were over the moon with excitement. We were pregnant with baby number two. We had been trying for quite sometime and actually had miscarried six months earlier. Atia was 17 months old and the timing could not have been better.... Read more »
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