Monthly Archives: February 2009

Surgery

Nick had a blood transfusion and ran a fever yesterday but seem to do better when the blood was slowed down. He will be having surgery on Tuesday to repair the aorta. He had a fever again this evening. I … Continue reading

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Better day

Nick had a better day today. Quite, no fever, eating well and good lab reports. Dr. Kanter did tells us that he would be replacing Nick’s aorta. Nick will be having scary surgery on Monday or Tuesday but  he seems to be in good spirits.  He … Continue reading

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Bad News

Nick had to be admitted to the hospital last Thursday. He has been sick for sometime but the doctors nor I have me able to put a finger on what is wrong. Unfortunantly it has turned out to be endocarditis which is … Continue reading

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Starting a New Book

Today I started a new book. It reminds me of having a new baby. I didn’t know what the new baby would become which is much like my characters. They both evolve. It is exciting to start again and meet new … Continue reading

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Radio Interviews

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve done a few radio interviews. I have really enjoyed them and my interviewers have done a great job asking questions. They have seemed to be genuinely interested in what I’ve had to say … Continue reading

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Turning 50

Last night Andy and I attended a high school friends’ 50th birthday party. A lot of my friends are turning 50 this year, including me. There were piles of people at David’s party. Some were friends I haven’t seen since high school. … Continue reading

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Facts About Congential Heart Disease

Congential heart disease is structural problems with the heart present at birth. * Most common birth defect *Approximately 35,000 babies born with a defect each year *About 1,000,000 Americans have a congenital heart defect *The number one cause of death … Continue reading

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Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week

This week is been declaired Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week nation wide. CHD is the number one killer of newborns and not enough parents realize this. I know that Andy and I didn’t. I hope to be a part of a group of … Continue reading

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New Grandmother

  This picture is of one of my best friends from college. Kathy is a new grandmother. Autumn Grace is the baby girl’s name. New life is a reminder that no matter how bad politics, the economy, money needs, or our kids driving us crazy gets … Continue reading

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Speaking

My lunch presentation went well today. I got to see may people that had been in our life when Nick had his heart transplant. They were interested and pleased that Nick was doing so well. It always makes me feel … Continue reading

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