Tag: Hospital

The Mystery Illness

The great comedic writer Erma Bombeck once wrote that her husband thought she should have come with a “Buyer Beware” sticker on her forehead because as soon as they got married she fell apart. Whenever I read that line I have to smile, because I am sure Bill feels exactly the same way as Erma’s... 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 Pendulum Swings

It was so nice for everyone to come out in the dead of winter to help us celebrate our mom's birthday. She deserved it!!
My Previous Blog > “In Isolation: No Visitors Allowed!”  In January, Atia was released from the hospital after a brief three day stay. A few days later, she had a home blood draw and I prayed that her counts were high enough to resume chemo. Luckily, they were and she did. Seven days after she had... Read more »

What a Scare ! - Part 2

As you know from last week’s post, after a night of fun in our bounce house, Dylan woke up complaining of pain in his leg and refusing to walk on it. Since he had shown no signs of an injury the previous evening, I had no idea what could be the matter with him. Terrified... Read more »

In Isolation: No Visitors Allowed!

My sister, Julie, and my dad at my wedding six years ago.
My Previous Blog > “Giuliana Rancic From E! News on Ay, Mama!’s Radio Show” One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do. Two can be as bad as one, it’s the loneliest number since the number one. — “One” by Three Dog Night Last January, with a temperature of 103.4 and a low white... 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 »

What a scare! - Part 1

Last Sunday, we invited our friends Maria and Denis over for dinner. Their son, Juan Pablo, is one of Dylan’s best friends, and the two of them had a grand old time running around all over the place and jumping for hours on end on the bounce house we set up on the backyard. Every once... Read more »

Back In The Hospital

Last Week’s Blog > “Delayed Intensification” As the Delayed Intensification phase continued, timing became critical. Being the obsessive planner that I am, I had mapped out exactly when Atia’s fourth treatment phase would end – October 16th – 42 days after it had begun.  I was in my last six weeks of pregnancy (due November... Read more »