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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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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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Cha Cha Cha

I knew when I wrote that last post I was playing with fire — mentioning how Gracie had been hospitalized right around her birthday every year since the year she turned two. True, she doesn’t have a bone infection this … 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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Here we go again…

Well, $#!+. We got some bad news today. About a month ago on a Friday, Gracie’s hand mysteriously became swollen. I had put her glove on at 10 am and the hand was fine. I took the glove off at … Continue reading

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