Tag: child in the hospital

Crazy grateful

Each Thanksgiving, I take inventory of the things I am grateful for.   While I am never more or less appreciative, one year to the next, there are times where events like births or deaths act as glowing reminders of all that we are blessed with (and, more soberingly, how quickly those things may be lost). This

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Eviction Notice

Removal of object unknown from privately owned liver. NOTICE TO QUIT Under instructions from the owner, Lilia Gomez, the mass situated at the left lower lobe of her liver (Tumor Unknown) is hereby given notice to vacate and NOT TO RETURN. The period of that notice being 6-7 hours from the service of this document. Date: October

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Modern Family

Midway through the second trimester of my pregnancy, we went on a family trip to Philadelphia. While it may not sound as glorious as a tropical vacation, I’d lived in Philly for years after college, and it still feels like home to me. It’s a great little city with many kid-centric activities to entertain my

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The night my son spent in the hospital

Last Thursday evening, I posted this status update on my Facebook wall: My evening:  Alternately rocking my four-year-old and cleaning up his puke.  Hoisting him off the floor where he slumped when I put him down for two seconds so that I could pee.  Trying to get him to swallow medicine while he’s sobbing.  Dropping

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