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The Light at the End of the ICU Tunnel!

The Light at the End of the ICU Tunnel!

For over three months, I have looked at that white board in his room at the “Anticipated Discharge Date.” Blank. Empty. No ideas. (Save for Gianna who wrote a while back, “We don’t know.”) No end in sight. No clue when we would actually get out of here. Well, that has...
Four Things to Know

Four Things to Know

For those of you who don’t really know me (and those that do but want a reminder), here are four important things to know about me…. I don’t take “I don’t know” or “Maybe” or “I don’t have an answer”...
This Is Terrible. Keep Going.

This Is Terrible. Keep Going.

Late last night we got some preliminary results of the MRI: no tumor, no aneurysm, no bleeding, no stroke, no surgical damage, no traumatic brain injury (the last three of which we already pretty much knew.) The only apparent thing was what appears to be an infection...

No Sprinkles On This Donut

I couldn’t go all the way back into the room as they prepped G for the “big donut” (without sprinkles on it, as he told me.) Instead, I directed them from about 15 feet away, saying things like, “No, you can’t start this until he’s fully asleep or he will freak out,”...
Two Truths and a Lie, Oregon Trail Style

Two Truths and a Lie, Oregon Trail Style

If you were in elementary or junior high school sometime in the 80’s, there is a pretty strong likelihood that you played one of the most intense games ever (or at least of its time,) “The Oregon Trail,” that would leave you dying instantly from some...