Category Archives: Communication

A Day with Acadia- Part 1: Awareness

This is my last post of Rett syndrome Awareness month. I had hoped to do more, but Rett syndrome made sure a good amount of awareness was happening right at home, but this was going to be the last either … Continue reading

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A Trip of a Lifetime

I recently took a trip with Katelin. A long, boring, exhausting trip- more than worth it for the end result, but the getting there and getting back were tough. Katelin threw up on the way back and that was the … 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

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Hold the Presses-Trofinetide in the News!

The first publication of the Pediatric Trofinetide trial has hit the proverbial newsstand! Neurology.org has published “Double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study of troļ¬netide in pediatric Rett syndrome” ahead of print. So, it’s hotter than “hot off the press.” So, quick cut … Continue reading

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To the Doctor that Pissed Me Off

I read this article today titled, To the Nurse Who Made Me Cry and it asks at the end, “Fellow Mighty friends, if you could write a letter to a medical professional, what would you say?” Now, I’ve actually often … Continue reading

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Up To The Mountain-again.

I struggled to come up with a title for this post and I struggled in deciding whether to write it or not. But, I challenged myself to be honest with both myself and others when I began this blog and … Continue reading

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All is Not Quiet on the Trofinetide Front #1 A Chess Game

It’s been very quiet in the public eye in regard to Trofinetide. We all are in a holding pattern as we wait for Phase III to begin, but BEHIND the scenes things are progressing strategically and clearly, like a chess … Continue reading

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When the Parent is a Punching Bag

All children act out towards parents, at some time in life, each of your children will most likely say they are unhappy with you. It’s cute when they’re four or five and they call you a “big stupid poop head.” … Continue reading

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Rett syndrome Awareness #14: Suffering in Silence

Yesterday, my awareness was personal, Katie was not feeling well and wanted to “go bed” in the middle of the day. Crying and crying “go bed” “moooommmyyy, go bed” so that’s what we did, we snuggled on the couch until … Continue reading

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Pain is in the Eye of the Believer

As I’m writing this Katelin is into her third month with a cavity that needs a root canal. Perhaps, you are saying to yourself, “My God! How could this mother let her child’s teeth go so long without seeing a … Continue reading

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