Four and a half years ago our almost 4-month-old baby girl had just had open heart surgery. On the day of surgery I fought back tears, tried to be brave, and smiled and waved at her as she was carried away by two loving nurses into surgery. Without surgery Bekah wouldn’t have lived past toddlerhood. […]
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We knew going into Sam’s most recent appointment with Dr. Karnani that he is allergic to tree nuts, sesame seeds and cats. We also knew there was the possibility that even though Sam had previously enjoyed peanut butter without a problem, his allergic reaction to a cashew in January may have triggered a potential future […]
Last March Bekah had an MRI of her eyes. Unlike most people, who can cross their eyes, Bekah can un-cross hers. It usually only happens when she tucks her chin down and looks up, and happens more when she seems tired. In an effort to make sure that there was no need for any kind […]
Surgery No. 8 is officially in the books. It’s been interesting to watch as Jordan’s reaction to surgery has changed. We’ve also been blessed by meeting so many amazing people as they care for our family. A couple days before our scheduled visit, Jordan and I talked about how Dr. Ponsky would fix his bottom. […]
Chris and I have always joked that our kids eat a little bit like garbage disposals. It’s not that they eat a lot of junk, more that they devour anything we put in front of them. Unfortunately, Sam’s less-than-discerning taste buds have landed him in some trouble, and made him a new friend. In January […]
We’ve truly experienced the saying “it takes a village” to raise Jordan. I never imagined we would add so many subspecialists to our little man’s team. What is really cool about our journey is how blessed we are to be in a place where if one doctor needs to ask advice from another, they are […]