Foolish.

Poppy Feeding Herself.-1

Just because you’ve adopted eight times previously, know what you’re doing, and think that the fates owe you in easy adoption, you’re a darn fool to think you’re going to get it. I realized that this week. So, I’m sucking it up, sending about 18 emails and Facebook PMs per day and trying to get Read more…

Who Will Take Care of Them?

Napping Buddies-2

The other day at work, when there was a lull in the phone calls of the health care call center I work for, a co-worker and I began to discuss being a parent of a child with special needs who may need care after you’re no longer able to give it.  She has a relative Read more…

A Neglected Summer.

Full Plate-1

Dolly did beautifully in the OR, and her recovery has been GREAT.  Once she got into the Recovery Room we had a few problems with her Oxygen levels dropping to the low 60s.  Scary business.  About 16 people came rushing into the room, which was about twice as many as needed to be there, but Read more…

Tiny Teeth, BIG Problems.

Dolly got sick over the weekend.  She had no symptoms except a fever and some facial pain.  I only worried because she had a teeth cleaning 24 hours before.  For a child with a heart condition, even something as simple as a dental cleaning can cause problems.  My worry turned out to be founded.  We Read more…

The Choices We’re Forced To Make.

I have often written about how being a Heart Mom isn’t quite like being the mom of a child with any other diagnosis.  Prior to adopting Dolly my nursing experience was in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and then General Peds.  I lived in a world where a worried mom or dad sat down with a Pediatrician and Read more…