Author Archives: melelllan

Acadia Prepares for the Triple Crown

It’s been a long haul for all of us waiting on this final phase of Trofinetide trials. It’s like waiting through the Triple Crown… First, the Kentucky Derby! Such a big deal, it’s crazy the hoopla that surrounds it. Then, … Continue reading

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And Another Year Around the Sun

Twenty-six years ago, in about 3 hours from now, I went through what I thought was the worst 30 seconds of my life… I waited for my new baby to breathe. It was an eternity, nearly 30 years in 30 … Continue reading

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One Moment in Time…

To be honest, I had to wait over a day to try and write this post. And still, I start crying; I ramble; I’ve looked at what I’ve written and while to a special needs’ parent it may look coherent, … Continue reading

Posted in America's Got Talent, boys with Rett syndrome, Communication, hope, Kodi Lee, Music, Rett Syndrome, Rett syndrome Awareness, screaming in rett syndrome, seizures in Rett syndrome, Special needs siblings, Trail to a Texas Trial, Trofinetide | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Rett Syndrome is Such a Trial… #2 Ketamine

Many parents can attest to the fact that after a procedure requiring anesthesia our children have a decrease in Rett related symptoms. For Katelin, this was a drastic decrease in behavioral issues. My other children would often say… Can we … Continue reading

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Lavender and Lilac

Allow me to introduce you to the code names of the Trofinetide Phase III! Makes me think of the time I was in the VP’s motorcade and we all had code names, lol. First up we have Lavender- a 12 … Continue reading

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Rett Syndrome is Such a Trial… #1 Anavex 2-73

…and 2019 looks to change that up a bit- Rett Syndrome, so many trials! According to the most recent GP2C newsletter (GirlPower2Cure)there will be at least 7 trials this year, currently in various stages. This is SO exciting! What does … Continue reading

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Poetry is my Pocket Watch

April is Poetry Month. As I have traveled this journey with Katelin, one of the few ways left to be ME was to write, and so I wrote. There were times I wrote on my¬† lunch break that turned into … Continue reading

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