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I’m Thankful For…

Today I’m thankful for:

  1. All of the progress my son has made with his therapy. He’s gone from not being able to hold his head up until 9 months to walking at 20 months!
  2. Having the financial resources and enough health insurance to enable us to afford our son’s medical care.
  3. Everyone who has supported me along the way. Friends, both near and far. Parents, Grandparents, Sisters, and other family members too numerous to mention.
  4. The patience and strength to handle the last seventeen months.
  5. My readers who, at the end of the day, make my writing more than just a few notes on a website or piece of paper. You are what make my thoughts and feelings come alive again after they’ve been written.

Thank you!

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Planning for Thanksgiving

No matter what your situation, the hustle and bustle can be a challenge.¬†Our son’s vomiting and feeding tube add an additional level of complexity. Family drama on top of it all guarantees this season will be an especially challenging one. I’m certain I’m not the only one dealing with this, so I decided to share some of the things I’m planning in order to make the holidays as joyful as possible. I hope they help, for both of our sakes.

We’re hosting Thanksgiving this year. It’s the only way to avoiding missing out on the food trying to manage the toddler’s tube feedings and vomiting. Dinner is the high point of Thanksgiving, and without me managing the kitchen it would be impossible to keep dairy and eggs out of as many items as possible. This can be as simple as pulling our son’s food out before the butter goes in, but that’s difficult to do without being underfoot in someone else’s kitchen (mostly because wherever I go the toddler is not far behind).

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