Tag Archives: Caitlin

5 Things Make a Catch-Up Post Phoenix ComicCon Post

Here are 5 things that I’ve been up to and therefore not blogging about. 1. New SF Squeecast! Episode 35: Literary Influence is a Social Disease  features Sofia Samatar as our special guest! 2. A New Verity! Extra! Summer Reading List episode has come … Continue reading

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Updates of Caitlin and stuff

This entry is reblogged from Michael, who said it better than I.   The picture tells the story. That is Caitlin sitting up straight and unassisted 2 1/2 months after her spinal fusion surgery. 🙂 $300,000 or so worth of … Continue reading

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5 Things Make a Post (with pictures)

1. Caitlin had a rough start to the week, being kind of barfy overnight on Sunday and most of Monday. We’re not sure of the reasons–often it’s just allergies or random throat tickles. She’s doing much better now. Kept her … Continue reading

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A little Caitlin update

Yesterday we had a meeting at Caitlin’s school, to go over her new set of needs post-surgery, and to plan for her return. The meeting went very, very smoothly. Cait will likely be returning to school the first week of … Continue reading

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Caitlin’s Scoliosis Surgery, part 5

So, uh, sorry that it took me 10 extra days to wrap all of this up. It’s been a bit busy. We spent several days in our new hospital room in the pediatric ward, where the attempts to fix Caitlin’s … Continue reading

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Caitlin’s Scoliosis Surgery, part 4

We were moved out of the ICU yesterday to the pediatric floor. This was a slight deviation from the usual plan, which would put us in the orthopedics floor. However, Cait’s surgical stuff has done great. The problem has been … Continue reading

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Caitlin’s Scoliosis Surgery, part 3

The past 2 days have been full of ups and downs. Cait’s heart rate is still more elevated than everyone would like, and her breathing is still on the shallow side, and the “why” of both of those things has … Continue reading

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Caitlin’s Scoliosis Surgery, part 2

Tuesday was a very long day. It started at 4:15 am. It didn’t end until nearly 11pm. So, she went into surgery around 8am. The first incision was at 9:15 am. We got updates from the operating room around 10, … Continue reading

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Caitlin’s Scoliosis Surgery, part 1

So, our odyssey began on Monday, when we went into Chicago to do pre-operative bloodwork. Remember the weather on Monday? -20something including windchill? Schools closed, including NIU? Stay home or there will be COLD DEATH AND DESTRUCTION, for we live … Continue reading

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Caitlin’s last day at school (cross-posted from Michael)

Michael posted an update that I’m sharing: Today is Caitlin’s last day of school before the spinal fusion surgery. By the time Caitlin goes back to school in 7 weeks or so, it will be springtime and warm. Today it … Continue reading

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