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Infectious

There are lots of things about Gracie that are irresistibly infectious – her cute smile, her beautiful blonde curls, her precociousness. Amazing Gracie can light up a room just by being in it. She is full of spunk and charisma. Everyone … Continue reading

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Hangover

Gracie was hospitalized again this week. Jackson’s Cub Scout camping trip was last weekend — the boys left from school Friday to drive into the mountains for some freezing cold camping. Gracie and I had a girls’ weekend. Well, we … Continue reading

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Lemon Squeezy

Today was Gracie’s first day of kindergarten. My big girl walked into the school, easy peasy lemon squeezy, like she’d been going there for years. If she had jitters she didn’t show them. All her special teachers were there—the special … Continue reading

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Sometimes

Sometimes I think I can’t do any more wound care. Sometimes I wonder what would happen if I just left those dressings on one more day. Sometimes I just want to scream when I see a fresh bite wound on … Continue reading

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Four Months

Gracie’s last dose of antibiotics was on October 17. She has made it four months and about a week, which is either her longest stretch ever or her second-longest. When she was 8 months old, she got RSV, which turned … Continue reading

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Brave

We had our first doctor visit of 2015 yesterday. I had texted with Gracie’s pediatrician Saturday because the wound on Gracie’s index finger, where she pulled out her little stump of a fingernail, started to look like it had exposed … Continue reading

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Giving the Finger

Gracie gave her doctor the finger, literally and now figuratively as well. She had the tip of her finger amputated last Friday in order to rid the bone of infection. Today, we saw the wound for the first time. The flat … Continue reading

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The One

This latest hospital adventure has prompted me to think scary and unpleasant thoughts about Gracie’s future. She is barely 4 – she just had a birthday – and antibiotics are failing her. Her latest wicked infection is responding to the medicine, … Continue reading

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Amazing Gracie

A few days ago, I took Grace to the ER because her hand was very swollen and red. The swelling was so severe that she got a huge pressure sore from her glove. I debated whether to take her or … Continue reading

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Antibiotics

I see a lot of articles lately about the dangers of overusing antibiotics – how dangerous superbugs like MRSA are going to kill us all and how parents need to stop giving their children antibiotics for every cold. Those types of … Continue reading

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