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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Trials and Appreciations

July 31, 2010 at 14:56

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Here are some empty concepts I will never use: May’s brain damage helped ________ so it was “worth it” It happened for a purpose I am a better person because of May’s brain damage In a world right and proper, May would not be brain-damaged. There are many moments, every day when I look at […]

Welcome to America + peanut butter baby recipe

July 29, 2010 at 01:23

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Greetings from the land of the free and the home of the brave. May and I flew across the pond yesterday. It wasn’t without its turbulence. Nothing says “Welcome to America” more than a Delta air steward’s fury after I dared to breach business class to ask for some assistance with my disabled daughter. Me: […]

Freedom!

July 23, 2010 at 20:52

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Woohoo! School’s over! Bye-bye kiddies! Bye-bye classroom! Even better, bye-bye medical appointments for May! In a few days, the newest American in the family, May, will return to the land of the free with her mother, joined two weeks later by her father. Because of this, we will not see the inside of a hospital, […]

How the Amazing Half-Brained Baby changed everything…

July 18, 2010 at 13:44

Mama Lewis

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If you are not the parent of a brain-damaged child, none of the following will make sense. You will glance down the list, jab your partner in the side and say, with possible exasperation, “Sure, but most of these things happen to all parents.” Wrong. Even if they happen to all parents, they don’t ALL […]

Severe

July 17, 2010 at 12:31

Mama Lewis

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May is “severely visually impaired”. She has “severe brain damage”. Referring to May using medical terminology is always depressing, but more so when it is a medical term that is also used widely. “Severe” is as term I come across a lot in May’s medical reports. It is a term used casually and freely. It […]