Back to routine…

Ben had a good weekend visiting with his dad and his sister.  It is these little distractions that help make time pass a bit more quickly around here.  Our weekdays actually go by fairly quickly, but our weekends seem endless.  However, I was able to recharge a bit this weekend and spend some time with [...]

Please don’t steal my baby…

I know that I sometimes have a tendency for paranoia, but I have always thought that social workers were put on this planet to steal people's babies. Any time they walk by me in a hospital, I hold Benjamin a bit tighter.  The last time we were admitted for a while, we had quite the [...]

Hope is in the Air!

I received an email last night letting me know that Hope Airlines - a WestJet Cares for Kids partner charity is celebrating 10 years of flying Canadians to their medical appointments. I believe I read somewhere that they have donated over 65,000 flights over the past 10 years.  That's a lot of free salty snacks! [...]

I’m gonna need 250 cc’s of Cabernet…STAT!!! today we are at 14 pounds of traction.  I have noticed a few changes over the weekend, nothing too alarming EXCEPT THAT MY KID NOW LIKES TO HANG FROM HIS SCREWS!!!  Ummmmm....yeah...that's right. No, I'm not joking.   The staff here say that Ben is quite the acrobat with his halo...yay!  He LOVES doing hangy things, which [...]

Beyond Language

I am always amazed at the instant connection hospital parents have with each other.  It is a connection that goes beyond culture, language, and class.  One of the volunteer jobs that I have at my local hospital is peer mentoring.  This job entails the volunteers (hospital parents) to go and orient new parents to the hospital and [...]

Surgery Postponed…

So we took some more x-rays today, and Benjamin's surgery has been postponed for a few weeks to March 27th.   At that time we will still be vulnerable to further postponement because we will require an ICU bed at Montreal Children's Hospital, but for now that is our new intended surgery date.  Although I am [...]

Pajama Party

Imagine this conversation: Karen (to accountant)  Hi there - I've printed out all my profit and loss statements for last year.  I wasn't sure if this was the balance sheet you were looking for.   Does that look right to you?  Do you think I need to include the receipts for the new computer software I've been [...]