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SurgerIES (yes, plural)

Dan saw the orthopedic specialist this morning. His MRI revealed a torn/separated labrum muscle, and frayed/cracked/damaged cartilage. The treatment: arthroscopic surgery (date to be determined when we meet with the other orthopedic specialist, the one whose specialty is shoulder repair, next Thursday).

And my mom just called: despite having her toe tended to in the ER last Thursday, keeping it wrapped, and taking antibiotics, it’s infected, and severely so. She’s going into surgery tomorrow. Best-case scenario is wound debridement. Worst-case scenario is amputation.

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Humpty Dumpties

October 22nd, 2014 ♥ 9:26am

Last Thursday my mom and my youngest brother, Cat, were both in the ER at the same time – my mom because she managed to catch her right big toe on her metal bed frame, resulting in tearing off the nail, lacerating both sides of the toe pretty deeply and breaking the bone vertically; and Cat […]


Alyssa’s 10th birthday party (weekend)!

October 21st, 2014 ♥ 12:41pm

Friday-Sunday went by in a blur of people, food, and of course sprogs. It’s now a little after 10 on Monday morning, and despite a solid seven hours of sleep last night, I’m very tired and already trying to figuring out what the earliest time is that I could get away with going to bed […]


Autism shots and another ER visit

October 16th, 2014 ♥ 5:01pm

This morning I took Alyssa and Ryan for their annual autism influenza vaccinations. Alyssa put on a heroic, “I’ve got this” front right up until she was sitting on the table and the nurse was about to inject her. Then she freaked out and I had to physically hold her down. Ryan freaked out the […]


What a chatty car you have!

October 14th, 2014 ♥ 10:17am

Your car talks about you to other people. She doesn’t say any words, but as you drive around and people see your car, it’s screaming about your life to them. If you’re curious about what is being said as you wait for the light to turn green then check out this interactive infographic. It will […]