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Monthly Archives: September 2012

May’s seizures are back

September 26, 2012 at 22:09

Mama Lewis


The seizures are back inside of this beautiful head.

I would like to say that a seizure for May is unusual, but it is not. When she was a year old, she had over 100 a day. It’s a grizzly fact, and I only mention it to contrast her recent seizure activity. Until late July, she was down to one a month. That is a […]

3 things I now know about May (Whaddya Know? Part II)

September 22, 2012 at 22:26

Mama Lewis


Kew Gardens visit September 22, 2012

Honestly, when I wrote my last post Three things I forgot about May until I read this, and I recalled how limited May’s motor functions were – both small and large – I really thought I’d be writing a very depressing follow-up post. Because, since May ate the teething biscuit in the last post, has […]

3 things I forgot about May, until I read this

September 10, 2012 at 22:10

Mama Lewis


December 2010, a week before this post was published

Whaddya hear? Whaddya know? Three things I forgot about until I re-read this archive post from January 2010: How loudly May used to snort. That there ever was a pre-teething phase. The endless exercises we tried to help May hold something to her mouth. And, of course, that May is adorable. Never underestimate May’s superior […]

One story that has received almost no coverage during the Paralympics

September 8, 2012 at 14:30

Mama Lewis


Would you want May to be ripped from our home?

The Paralympics are here and, at least in Britain and many other countries around the world (America not being one of them) – people see disability in a new light. I went to the Paralympics with my family. I enjoyed being a part of it – but it was not an easy day. May was […]

First day of school (pics!)

September 6, 2012 at 21:32

Mama Lewis


May's first day of school

School is back in session. May started school with a big grin. She was very happy to be there, which was a change from the tears that were common at the end of the last school year. Over the summer, I noticed that May needed more naps than Ieuan did – unusual for an older […]