I certainly owe you guys an apology. I wanted to update you all when we arrived home and got back into routine, but....hmmm...that never happened. Instead we came home to a zombie apocalypse where toilet paper became its own currency and hand sanitizer became the new truffle. Anyways, we are home - we are safe, [...]
Alright...things have escalated quickly for us from a week ago. We noticed last night that Ben’s tiny red dot has become more prominent and it seems to be scabbing up a bit. I sent an email to our team in Montreal at bed-time last night, and I woke up with an answer this morning. I [...]
We woke up this morning at 4:00 a.m. to get organized so we could head to the airport by 4:40. Most of the packing was already done - the tricky part was closing the suitcase. I normally take two suitcases, but we are usually here for a few months. I am thinking this will be [...]
Ok...today started off rather challenging in the caffeine sense. We were up at 6:00 a.m. again because we had to meet the surgeon at the hospital at 7:30, and I wanted to make sure I got there in plenty of time (he had a surgery at 8:00). I discovered an espresso machine in my hotel [...]
So today was a stay-in-the room day. Having given up on my dream of a decent cup of coffee in the morning (sniff...just a minute...I need to take a moment), I lowered myself to the shame of instant coffee. Anyways despite my somewhat dissatisfied start, I was willing to face a day of isolation, food [...]
Ben’s surgery went well. We left the hotel and took a taxi to the hospital at 6:00 this morning. Our surgery was at Montreal Children’s (MCH). We didn’t get to see our lovely Dr. Pablo as he was away, but the anesthesiologist we had was great - he had worked with Ben before. We met [...]
Did you know being “a Karen” is a thing...a bad thing?!? I had no idea until about a month ago. I grew up knowing exactly what my name meant: 'pure one' (totally fitting if you ask me). Now being a Karen (according to Dictionary.com) is a pejorative slang term for an obnoxious, angry, entitled, and often [...]
We arrived home on Sunday, and we were happy to do so. I found this trip a bit more stressful than prior trips. The surgery component was very stressful for me, made easier only with my trust in our surgeon. It is a difficult thing for a parent to hand over their child and have [...]
In this blog entry we discuss and show visual images of spine hardware malfunctions.
The year 2020 in review!