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Attrition

The fall of 2019 was a difficult time. In late August, Grace came home from school one day with a red and swollen thumb. Due to the redness and heat, we started her on antibiotics, but the thumb didn’t improve. … Continue reading

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3 a.m.

Baby, it’s 3 a.m. and I must be lonely… Whew, what a night! Not in the fun “let’s hook up after a night of drinking” way referenced in the song, either. Gracie was admitted again yesterday. We tried to avoid … Continue reading

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This Hospital Life

The times between Gracie’s hospital stays are getting longer and longer. Gone are the days when she spent more time on antibiotics than off. She is getting stronger. Before tonight, the last time she was hospitalized was last September—over seven … Continue reading

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The Story, Part 2

A long time ago, I wrote “The Story She Hates to Hear Me Tell” about how we figured out Gracie couldn’t feel pain. I never wrote the rest of the story, though, and I suppose now is as good a … Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July!

Today, we celebrate our country’s independence. We celebrate our freedoms, our triumphs, our patriotism. But Gracie and I are having a different sort of celebration. We are celebrating the beginning of healing from infection. Gracie is still in the hospital … 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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Doctors

We got a letter yesterday informing us that one of our very favorite doctors (Gracie’s infectious disease specialist) is no longer at her practice and will now be working at a different hospital with mostly adult patients. My first thought … Continue reading

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