Journey after surgery

Jordan with nurse

After Jordan’s hip and ankle surgery, he seemed to be doing well and was transported to the 5600 unit. The first night was difficult. He woke up with pain in his hip and under his upper right arm, which we later contributed to his spica cast pushing on his ribs.

After a serious brain injury, Logan and his mom have relied on palliative care every step of the way

Logan and his mom

Three-year-old Logan Keith of Akron continues to amaze his doctors and family with his miraculous recovery from a devastating brain injury.

Luke finds winning team in rehab services

Luke is back in the game 4 years after sustaining a traumatic brain injury at a Scrappers game.

Akron Children’s Rehabilitation Program gave my son his life back. I know it seems cliché, but Luke wouldn’t be here, in the amazing capacity that he is, if we hadn’t lived day in and day out there for the six months that we did.

Torticollis is not a name of a turtle


When we left Akron Children’s NICU with Rebekah on Jan. 21, 2012, Christopher and I knew that open heart surgery was looming in the near future. We also knew of, but definitely weren’t nearly as worried about, a little bit of torticollis (twisted neck) she had going on.

Jane and Jude’s growing and changing a mixed bag


It seems like forever since I have taken pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, as the case may be. It’s not because I didn’t think about blogging, it’s not because I haven’t wanted to blog, it’s not because I haven’t had anything to blog about. Quite on the contrary. It’s because, the 2 main subjects of this blog, Jane and Jude, have been sucking every hour out of every day and every minute of every hour with all things, good, tough, new, old, fun, challenging, happy, frightening and ultimately fulfilling.

Peanut update: Making many more strides toward important milestones


We’ve had some small steps for our little man over the past few months. During our physical therapy visit on Jan. 26 Jordan took his first steps while using his walker all by his big boy self.