Genetics

MRI x Two

MRI x Two

It’s been a big week. Some notes: Gavin had his MRI last Saturday, which was his first to be done annually. I haven’t had any news from that scan. It wasn’t the smoothest day for my boy. He’s deeply traumatized by the ongoing pain of IVs, and unfortunately had to act as pincushion for an […]

The Horse

The Horse

This post was written in December, 2016. There is a story behind this horse. This horse and her Barbie friend were given to Skye by a woman I admire deeply and hold in the highest regard for the level of care she gave my Gavin whilst he was in residence on the bone marrow transplant […]

Relief, the Mirror of Anxiety

Relief, the Mirror of Anxiety

My cell phone rang last Friday morning. My phone doesn’t ring much, as I communicate with most people in my life via text or email. For a moment, I looked in shock at the 813 prefix, a million thoughts careening through my mind, knowing that the news I was about to hear would either rocket […]

The Great Leap – Part II

An early-morning conversation with Gavin: G: Why do you wear this golden ring? (pointing to a plain gold band on the ring finger of my right hand.) Me: It was Bubby’s wedding ring. She gave it to me for good luck when you were sick. G: Did you have good luck? Me: Yes, because you […]

The Great Leap – Part I

The Great Leap – Part I

Disclaimer: This post is deeply personal, and not for the medically squeamish. No, your eyes are not deceiving you. Yes, Gavin’s little sister has currently taken up residence. She’s been baking away for 20 weeks now and making me feel elated. And miserable. And excited. And fearful. She will make her grand entrance this autumn. […]

Feeling Magnetic

You would too if you had been for two MRIs in one week. My faithful readers may remember that I’ve got a wee genetic mutation that apparently disposes one to pediatric malignant CNS tumours. Take note, though, of the word pediatric.┬áNo one can tell me for sure if a brain tumour is going to pop […]