Guess What She’s Getting For Her Birthday?

If you guessed Doggy Bladder surgery, you are right. You don’t get a prize though, because we’re spending all our money on the aforementioned surgery. Rigby has been just miserable for a few weeks now. Last week, the vet did an ultrasound and determined that she had stones and crystals in her bladder. We had…

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In The Scheme Of Things

We spent Tuesday at the ER and it was hard, so hard. In the almost seven months since Madeline passed, I have carried the pain of losing her inside me, where no one can see it. Often I would wish that it could manifest itself into some sort of physical ailment, something visible so others…

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Last Nerve

Yesterday felt like the day that wouldn’t end. Heather’s appointment with Dr. Risky was at 10 am, so I packed her into the car and drove carefully to UCLA so as not to jostle Heather’s shoulder. I knew she was really hurting when she said, “after this appointment, I think I need to go to…

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Hospital: Take 2. Or, 12.

This is Heather’s friend Meghan, posting what Heather emailed me and TOLD me to post.  Even under stress, she’s bossy. ***** Maddie had a cough on Saturday and obvious congestion on Sunday night. Mike and I put her on oxygen for Sunday night into Monday, but it did little to ease her discomfort. On Monday…

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NICU FAQ

Last week I became a March of Dimes Mom (my picture and bio aren’t up yet because I haven’t found a picture I like!). I am so honored to be able to give back to the community that did SO much for Mike and me when we were dealing with Madeline’s gestation and hospitalization. Once…

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