Author Archives: melelllan

You scream, I Scream (on the inside)We all just SCREAM!

See this picture here. This is our life, a roller coaster, but our kids are not screaming because they think it’s all fun and games and neither are we. I’ve seen a lot of post lately, from new parents and … Continue reading

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Following the Yellow Brick Road!

I have been quiet of late, a lot go on in the Rettland we inhabit. A bunch of common stuff for Rett syndrome came up, doctor appts and training Katelin’s service pup, Flynn, has taken up a LOT of my … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day in Oz

I often say that living with Rett syndrome is like traveling in Oz with the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion. So, what would Mother’s Day look like there? I think it would happen in the Poppy Field. Such a beautiful … Continue reading

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Poetry Month: Strength Inspired

I thought a lot about what should be the last poem I posted for Poetry Month. Should I go with hope? accepting your lot in life? the poem about the little girl who still counts her dead siblings as alive … Continue reading

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Poetry Month: Pain inspired

Many, many years ago, while taking a course in college they gave us this book of poems, rather we BOUGHT this book of poems. And it is my favorite. I still read it from time to time. One of my … Continue reading

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April is Poetry Month-Katelin Inspired

One of the first “poems” I wrote that was inspired by Katie was actually turned into a book! “Tyler and the Spider” is a story of acceptance, no matter the differences. It’s meant to show that being nervous and afraid … Continue reading

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Let’s Break it Down-5 (Neuren Aims, Shoots, Scores! Slam Dunk!)

  Yes, we have finally reached the last part of the Pediatric Trial Results. Hooray. It was quite a challenge for me and hopefully I made it understandable for everyone. I want to thank those people who explained things to me … Continue reading

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