As we came up to Mr C’s 3rd birthday, there had been mixed feelings surrounding this, and the previous, birthday as it meant it was the anniversary of the scariest times of my family’s life and a long hospital journey that I wouldn’t wish on anyone. Yet I am thankful for the hospital staff that… Continue reading It Started with a Squeak
First off I want to wish all the lovely Mothers, Grandmothers, Great-Grandmothers, Mothers-to-be a wonderful Mother’s Day. I hope that you are showered with love from your families near and far! If you have been following along this month you know that this month is the month to raise awareness about trachs and trach life.… Continue reading Mother’s Day as a Trach Mom
One thing many people don’t realize is just exactly how much training is needed for the care of the trach before you are allowed to go home with your child – I know training right?! Now if only there was training on how to deal with toddler life 😉 — Before you are allowed to… Continue reading You do WHAT?!
May kicks off Global Tracheostomy Awareness month, with Global Tracheostomy Tube Awareness Week beginning on May 14, 2017. In the realm of Trach life, we have been blessed with a relatively easy time. All trachs are placed as a way to have a secure airway. Some require this medical aid temporarily, others this is a… Continue reading A day in the life…
21 hours. The amount of time I was up yesterday. Something that runs in my family is really bad sleep schedules, so yesterday when I woke up at 2:30 in the morning I got up, checked on the little man and his care worker, went to the bathroom, then went downstairs grabbed some water and… Continue reading Sleep…. It’s important
A collection of the Peckham adventure starting New Year’s Eve when I was admitted to the IWK and then having C 10 days later. The Expecting Announcement: Friends and family, thank you for all the wonderful birthday wishes. I had a lovely day and now I have a birthday surprise to share with all of… Continue reading IWK Timeline
There are several posts that I have sitting here in my draft folder about Mr C, about his first birthday, about looking back over that first year, and, what it’s like having baby with a tracheostomy; but I think this is a post that needs to be put out there. In all of my preemie… Continue reading Grieving a loss