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Category: CHD (Congenital Heart Disease)

Six Days Later . . .

I just got home from seeing a movie; it was The Lorax.   I am trying to not weep, and I am failing. Today was “Take Your Kids to Work Day.”  It was awesome.  My kids got to see all the cool things my company does (we make the computers that made The Lorax film).  My kids  learned about the environment and ate lunch in our cafeteria.  To tie off the day, the company I work for rented a theater for us and showed The Lorax. It was surreal.  I know… Read more Six Days Later . . .

Life on Pause

I spent a good twenty minutes on the phone with Liam’s cardiologist tonight.  Primarily, I wanted to: Verify that nasty old Holter monitor is coming soon (it is). Determine what ye olde doctor will be looking for to make the decision about the pacemaker and when. Figure out if he decides not to move ahead, exactly how paranoid I need to be for the next six months waiting to do it again. So, the Holter will be here soon, and Liam will wear it this weekend.  Doc’s looking for “pauses”… Read more Life on Pause

Why May 12 Matters so Much to Me

I just got home from the Barnes and Noble where I’ll be doing a reading/signing on May 12 (Mother’s Day Weekend).  This will be my fifth event around Heart Warriors since April 13, but in a way it is the most important to me.  Don’t get me wrong that awesome 80+ person crowd of old and dear friends on my birthday was AWESOME. The April 20 reading in Aurora was AMAZING. The Bookworm was such a funky, fun store, and the Grand Junction event was moving.  But this. . . this… Read more Why May 12 Matters so Much to Me