Today at Storytime the librarian announced the theme was ‘Bodies.’ “Great,” I thought, cringing. “A bunch of books and songs about wiggling cute little toesies, knees that bend, legs that run, and feet that stomp. I hate the stomping.” I generally don’t care for those books, especially because the kids are usually asked to act out […]
Imagine your child is about to take a super important test. Like the SAT, or the MCAT, or the Bar, or even a Biology final. Imagine you are allowed to sit and watch your child take said test. And you know ALL the answers. (Because you are a genius.) But you’re not allowed to tell […]
Why is Calvin so happy? Because he (finally) passed his swallow test and now we can get that awful tube out of his nose!And go home soon!!!“WHAT?! This isn’t my home???”I can see why you would be confused, dear Calvin.You have lived here in the PICU longer than you’ve lived in your home.You have also […]
Our little warrior’s battle wounds: Here you can see the scar on his back from the fetal surgery, his neck from the decompression, and the shunt which is behind his right ear. He is SOOO tough. Someday the girls are going to think his scars are hot.
Today we got our first glimpse at Calvin’s new scar. It’s not as bad as I thought – our neurosurgeon seems to be super conservative with haircuts, which is pretty rare for neurosurgeons – they usually do a number on kids’ hair! For his shunt, she cut just a tiny patch of hair – she […]