Update on Ellis’ recent hospital visit and procedures

Last week passed like a whirlwind. Wednesday was her pre-op, and on Thursday Ellis had her MRI and heart cath. Till Tuesday I avoided having the conversation with Ellis, but Alison, the Child Life Specialist from the hospital, recommended talking about it the day before the pre-op; too far in advance would unnecessarily raise her … Continue reading Update on Ellis’ recent hospital visit and procedures

How did the stove turn into such a dark menace?

Since adolescence, I dealt with a constant urge to check the stove before leaving the house. Even if the stove had not been used that day, I still needed to check. My rational mind told me that if I didn't see the blue flames from the burner, then the stove is officially turned off. However, … Continue reading How did the stove turn into such a dark menace?