Category Archives: Communication

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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Trofinetide #1

So, we are narrowing in on the start of Phase III of Trofinetide. It’s a word that causes caution, skepticism, hope, giddiness and a myriad of other emotions. Even though I am completely convinced of it’s effectiveness, how it affects … Continue reading

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Here’s to a New Year and a New Hope

This will be my last post of the year!   I’m feeling particularly retrospective at this time, this year. Facebook has reminded me on an almost daily basis since November of Katelin’s participation in the Adult trial (Phase II of … Continue reading

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Christmas Wonderland

Every year for the past 18 years I’ve asked Santa for a cure for Rett syndrome. (Katie was 6 when the gene testing became available and we knew with absolute certainty she had Rett syndrome). Every year except this year. … Continue reading

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A Body Bound by a Brain #3

Oh, don’t us parents, all of us, just get so excited when our babies pass milestones- the first smile, the first laugh, the first time rolling over, the first step, the first word. The first word. That brilliant first word, … Continue reading

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A Body Bound by a Brain #1

  When people see a young child with Rett syndrome, parents often get “they look normal.” It’s almost like a question, as if questioning the parent that they’re child is actually disabled. It’s a weird sensation in that moment-there’s nothing … Continue reading

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We are Nearing the True Unknown

So, we are closing in on the third and final pivotal trial of Trofinetide. It is my understanding that Neuren and the FDA are meeting in October. Sometime next year the study will begin recruiting and start. What the criteria … Continue reading

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