A Month of Tuesdays

It started with Taco Tuesday. Eat a Taco.  Ten Minutes Later Severe Belly Pain. And went downhill from there. ER.   Hospital Admission.  Tests.  Questions.  Treatment. Pain. Each Week We Try to Move Forward.  Follow Protocol.  Take every Test. And then Comes another Tuesday. The Path gets diverted.  Or challenged.  It Doesn’t go our Way. We were […]

Moms and Hospitals…How to Survive without Losing Your Mind.

Week Five in this High Rise Ultra-Exclusive/Crazy Expensive Room. Working to Get this Kid Out of Here and Well. Working Hard to Get Our Lives Back to a Silly Normal. But Before We Leave, I have some Tips for Making It Through. When Your Child is in the Hospital… For Mom. Take Care of Yourself.  […]

With Eyes to the Family

Holistic Healing.  Including the Whole Family in Patient Care. I watch in awe as this experience unfolds. I never had any reason to be aware of the World of Hospitals. But now in the thick of it, I appreciate all that is put into play. Each Family Member in the Equation is Attended to.  It is Quite […]

An Intersection

Intersection:  a point at which two or more things intersect, especially roads. It feels like we have reached the Intersection. Testing and Consultations and Examinations and Conferences. The Story takes Time to Develop.  To Ebb and Flow. I want to read the last page of this Story.  Perhaps not surprising with a Story like This. But […]

Following the Light

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:  when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” — Charles Dickens, Great Expectations Finally Scary February is behind Us. March has blown in. Watching the Light Swirl Around Us. Bringing Joy Each Day. Following […]

Doors and Windows

Back in the Fishbowl. Pain leads you here. Looking out of Windows. Waiting for All Clear. Lives on Hold Again. More Tests to be Done. Sleeping in Work Clothes. Early Rise to see the Sun. Doors here open with Security Tags. Young Patients ride quickly through. Parents hold Tight to Each Other. In a World they […]