Vida

Vida

Vida. It means “life.” I found this “Vida” sticker on my banana the other day and knew I needed to add it to our ICU decor. The ventilator seemed like the best place, given that it has been keeping G alive for the last 11 days. As soon as I stuck it on, I saw this...
Blessed

Blessed

Blessed. There are many definitions as to what that word means, subject to personal preference, spiritual or religious context, or slang, and oddly they can be completely opposite, ranging from ultra holy to damned. When I picked up this shirt at my neighborhood...

The Word of the Day

How was the day? Well, if Giacomo could speak, I’m fairly sure he would turn to one of our favorite apps, the “Word of the Day,” and call out this word: incommodious. He was stable but clearly not loving the day, as I think his 8 days here is starting to wear on him,...

Dress for Success

I put this shirt on this morning in the hopes that it would be a good omen and prophecy, after a couple of long crazy nights with high temperatures, multiple antibiotic changes, and sedation-medication-tweaking. I don’t want to curse the night, but so far, so good. He...
Our Recipe for Healing

Our Recipe for Healing

If you have recently looked up a recipe on the internet at any point in the last five years or so, you will notice that you have to scroll down through lengthy amounts of text of a back story, intermingled with photos of elements of the cooking process, ingredients,...