crisis

What We Take For Granted – Foster Parents Article

The cheerful bubbling of my radiator on a cold New England morning. The warmth of my husband’s chest against my back in the middle of a wintery New England night. The lucidity of children grounded in this reality. The things we take for granted. Luke was admitted back into the hospital this week. More complications of kidney failure are plaguing him. The latest complication was stomach pain. This is in addition to insomnia, short-term memory loss, always feeling frigid, persistent…

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Snow Day Chaos | Herding Chickens and Other Adventures in Foster and Adoptive Care – Foster Parents Article

How many EMTs can fit in my bedroom? Ten. The number is 10. Counting first responders took on an urgent importance in the way that benign distractions sometimes do in the face of a crisis. A day that began with the promise of a fresh start turned out to be a very bad day for Luke. Our snow day was lost to the chaos. As a type 1 diabetic, Luke’s been managing his condition for decades. I’ve never seen his…

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Lessons Learned From a New Hip – Single Dad, Parents Article

Closing in on two weeks since I had total hip replacement surgery – and before anyone asks doing really well.  There are some lessons learned from a new hip installed that are worth noting (if not sharing). “Why didn’t I do this sooner?”  This is what most people who I know who had the surgery said to me going into it.  And generally I agree – I can say there was one minor complication in the hospital, but I woke…

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