This week has been an eventful one for Jackson. Five specialists, three campuses, and one very special guest have made for quite a few busy days! Nanny arrived from Maryland this week to help out with all things Jackson. Since we are currently without home health care, this is a huge help for things that may seem simple and ‘everyday’ to most new moms. For … Continue reading New digs.
This weekend, our little man officially turned 7 months old. It’s amazing to think that 7 months ago Zach and I were so excited for the birth of our first little one and, at the same time, terrified for what was to come. When Jackson was born, he was immediately taken to the NICU. A few hours later, I was allowed to roll myself (thanks, … Continue reading Lucky number 7.
Jackson was officially discharged from the hospital on April 6, 2017. After 196 days, four different units, 6 major surgeries, and more procedures than we can count, Jackson officially left Texas Children’s Hospital bound for our home shortly after 1:00pm on April 6th. We were readmitted yesterday. 10 days. We made it ten days at home before heading back into the hospital. Those 10 days … Continue reading going home and heading back.
A few months ago, I wrote a post about vaccines that seemed to hit home with a lot of people. I shared it on my previous page, SheCompetes, but wanted to share it here, too, since it’s even more relevant now that we are out of the hospital. Before everyone starts yelling about choice and opinions and Jenny McCarthy, take a read and set yourself … Continue reading why i have to ask if your child has been vaccinated.
Juna grew up on the mean streets, enrolling in a prestigious art school but always hoping to pursue her dream of becoming a street dancer. She found it difficult to adapt, joining forces with the hottest dancer in the school and finally blending her old life with her new, leading them to the title of best underground dance crew. Actually, that’s the plot line of ‘Step Up 2: The … Continue reading Meet Juna
Did you know that many patients discharged after long hospital stays find themselves back in the ER within 72 hours? I may have made that up, but it sounds legit. We made it 6 days. Not exactly how we were hoping to spend our night last night. Zach and I had to take Jackson to the emergency room last night for his central line. Around … Continue reading We made it longer than average.
We always knew Jackson was going to be special. Not in the ‘every child is a special snowflake’ kind of way, but more in the way he came into the world – with one of the quietest ‘bangs’ you have ever heard. My pregnancy was eventful, but not for the normal reasons. Early spotting, a Zika scare, and a misread test where they claimed I had … Continue reading Meet Jackson