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Scoliosis Update: Life with a TLSO Brace

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, It’s been a week since I took Baby Girl to Atlanta to get her TLSO brace. ¬† via GIPHY  Full disclosure: I had to look up the abbreviation. It stands for Thoracic Lumbar Sacral Orthotic.   via GIPHY  It’s similar …

Scoliosis Update: The Cast Came Off!

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, Last week, the baby came out of her cast! I’d like to tell you it was an exciting moment for everyone but since this was the first time that she was awake while the cast was being removed, seeing some …

The Investigation that Haunts Me: Part 2

***Continued from May 31, 2019*** ***Content warning: This blog post discusses a child death that I investigated several years ago. To continue reading, scroll down.***     via GIPHY¬†   Concerned my daughter had a serious head injury and plagued by images of the nine-year-old girl who died from a brain bleed, I picked up …

The Investigation that Haunts Me

Content Warning: This blog post discusses the death of a child. To continue reading, scroll down.       via GIPHY  I arrived at the residence sometime after 11:00 a.m. The decedent was a nine-year-old girl. She was on the floor of the living room. Her mother was at her side, crying. The day before, …

Scoliosis Update: Cast # 3

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can.   Dear Ellen, On Sunday afternoon, I drove Baby Girl back to Atlanta to get her third cast. The procedure was scheduled for early Monday morning. Before I get into her treatment, I’d like to take this opportunity to offer up an …

Scoliosis Update: The follow-up visit after cast 2

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, Last Tuesday was crazy. My day started at 4 a.m. Why? Because that’s when I get up to write my novel.   via GIPHY  I only get two hours of writing time before the kids wake up and the school-morning …

Scoliosis Update: The New Cast

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, Last week I took my 20-month-old back to Atlanta for her second cast. The good news was, I knew what to expect. The bad news was, the doctor who performs the surgery wasn’t available at the hospital we’ve been going …

Scoliosis Update: 1 Month Visit

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, Yesterday I took my baby girl back to Atlanta for her one-month check up. One month. I can’t believe it’s been one month since I drove to Atlanta in apocalyptic rain to get a cast for her scoliosis. After the …

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The Adventures in Scoliosis Treatment Our Life After Surgery Begins

; This is the exciting conclusion to the “Our New Normal,” series. Today we’re talking about the aftermath of her scoliosis treatment. You can read the rest of the series here. I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, With the baby off getting her cast for scoliosis …

Our New Normal- Part 3

This is the third installment in a four part series on our new adventures with my baby’s scoliosis treatments. The entire series can be read by following this link. Atlanta. I had to take my baby into Atlanta for treatment. On the outside I was calm, cool, and collective. But on the inside…. [one_half][/one_half][one_half_last] [/one_half_last] …

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