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Consequences

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. -Sir Isaac Newton, Newton’s Third Law of Physics Today, class, we’re going to talk about physics. Okay, no, not really – we’re going to talk about microbiology as it pertains … Continue reading

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Unfair

Humans have an internal compass for justice—at least, most of us do. We learn as young children to abhor injustice. As we mature, we learn the unpleasant truth that things sometimes are deeply unjust and beyond our control. Gracie rarely … Continue reading

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Hungover

I have used the term “hospital hangover” before. It’s a feeling of being worn down, a little depressed, completely frazzled, and unreasonably exhausted. It takes days to shake the hangover after a hospital stay. The longer and more stressful the … Continue reading

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The White Prison

It’s hard to make plans when you have a special needs child. Their diseases are not predictable, so any vacation/date night/concert plans have to be tentative until they actually begin. Many times over these 6+ years, we have had to … Continue reading

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Slap in the Face

Most of the time, we barely notice Gracie’s disabilities. They are part of her, and part of our everyday life, and so much part of the routine. Once in a while, though, they reach out and slap us in the … Continue reading

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Fever

You give me fever When you kiss me Fever when you hold me tight Fever in the morning Fever all through the night. I’m wishing I were writing a love song instead of a post about Gracie’s recurring fevers. Alas. … Continue reading

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Burned

We parents of special needs kids are frequently plagued by burnout. I just read a post on “Love That Max” today about a special needs mom’s head exploding. It was tongue-in-cheek, but quite appropriate. My head feels explosive today—or maybe it … Continue reading

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