Props to the Ultrasound Tech

I had to take my daughter for testing today. This is a typical feat for a kid that has weird random illnesses. No big deal. We’ve done this many times before. I watch as the pull my daughter’s shirt up, they pour the goop all over her belly, and then they grab the instrument that […]

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The Witching Hour

  It happened while I was lying in bed. It was a cold autumn night. I could barely hear the raindrops quietly tapping on my window. I was home alone. The kids were with their grandma and my husband was down south visiting family and friends. I was just drifting off to a peaceful rest […]

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Suffering in Silence

This is important to her. From the days she’s missed in school, to the parties she’s never been able to attend. She’s been in surgery twice already and has the possibility of several more. She’s been told she may not be able to have children, though if she can she would be able to feel […]

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I just wanted a pickle

I just wanted a pickle. The cool, crisp, salty-vinegary taste of a delightful dill pickle. I opened the jar and plucked a baby kosher and dropped it into my mouth. I felt my cheeks pucker up as soon as the taste of the brine hit my tongue. A smile of satisfaction crossed my lips until […]

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Bat Sh*t Crazy

Bat Sh*t Crazy- Episode 3 I can no longer walk across a room without the horrific anticipation about what’s going to swoop at me. The saying ‘silence is deadly’ qualifies to our family. I haven’t heard or seen the bat for a whopping 24 hours. But I feel it. The hair on the back of […]

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Going Batty

Living in the Bat Cave episode 2. It was 9:00 last night. The dog starts going wild. The kids see the bat swooping down. As soon as me and Brandon look, it vanished. Disappeared. Gone. We search the house high and low and have no idea where the bat could have gone. The entire family […]

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The Diagnosis

  My head was spinning. I could barely walk, let alone in a straight or coherent manner. My hands were shaking. I was afraid. My hands were tingling and my mouth, watering. I could hear the ringing in my ears. The back of my neck prickled. My breath was labored and shallow. I knew beyond […]

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