Category Archives: Sniffles & Seizures

Simple Sunday – Seizures, Student Teaching, and Searching

Tomorrow I start my last week of full time student teaching.  I can’t believe how quickly it has gone by.  I am trying not to panic as I job search, fill out very time consuming on-line applications to districts without … Continue reading

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Is it Past Your Bedtime Yet…How ‘Bout Now?

We spend the better part of yesterday evening in the Emergency Room at Children’s Hospital. Cody had been complaining of a headache that would disappear when he laid down but would come back in full force when he would stand … Continue reading

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Yo Ho (cough, hack, wheeze) Ho!

What is your “go to” activity when you are running a fever and have an awful cough? My activity, if you can call it an activity, is to lay in bed and alternate between reading a book and napping.  Sometimes … Continue reading

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Watch Out Makers of Motrin, there is a New Player in Town

Mid winter break started out with Carter’s hacking cough turning into a low grade fever.  It only stuck around for a day but that day was long enough for him to pass it on to Cody. As some of you … Continue reading

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Weathering the Storm

At 11:16 this morning there was a storm in our living room.  Unlike a typical electrical storm where lightening is first seen and then the thunder rattles around, the type of storm that occurred in our living room had thunder … Continue reading

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One Thing Leads to Another

The neurodevelopment appointment led to an orthopedic appointment.  This is happening today.  There will be talk of surgery involving Cody’s Achilles tendon.  Hopefully a very-in-the-future surgery. The neurology appointment led to scary conversations about epilepsy (we found out they stop … Continue reading

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Thoughts from Yesterday

Cody found the Neurodevelopment doctors appointment to be very, very, boring. Carter loved the (free and volunteer run) sibling playroom at the hospital and it was so much easier for us to engage with the doctor having just Cody with … Continue reading

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Just Boring, Please

July.  It is that time of year again when the appointments I made months ago rear their ugly heads on the kitchen calendar (yes, I am old school and still use a wall calendar for keeping track of my life.)  … Continue reading

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Tired

It has been just shy of eight months.  During that time he has had two bouts of fever.  Each time we crossed our fingers and watched him like a hawk while alternating acetaminophen and ibuprofen like it was candy.  Both … Continue reading

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The Day Has Finally Arrived

I have been dreading this day since I was ten years old.  I distinctly remember the conversation and have played it over and over in my head.  I don’t know why I found it so disturbing or why it has hung … Continue reading

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