Category Archives: Rett Syndrome

Taking a Break

I would not normally post anything political on this blog, however I am taking a break from this blog for a bit. The current political crisis in my country is demanding my attention. In many ways, Katie’s journey will be … 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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A Backbone of Steel

For 24 years I have taken care of Katelin. I know every mark on her body. I know when a new freckle pops up. I know why she has scars on the tops of her feet, because in severe anxious … Continue reading

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Trofinetide #3

And on we go! So far I’ve discussed what Trofinetide is, how it came about and what it does. Great, but what are we talking for a timeline, right? Who holds the strings? Just what the heck are the steps … 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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