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Fri Sep 13, 2013, 03:38 PM


Got an awesome email today, and it made me cry happy tears.

Is there a smilie for that?

Just wanted to say that CHILD looks the best ever ............even today............ three days after a 7 hour operation on both of her hips to put them into sockets........... tuesday......... she got released on the time frame of a "normal child" not a medically fragile child on a vent........ she needed little to no pain meds and she is as up and about as you can get in a spica........... she looks awesome

all that have seen her over the last two years and even those who told me she would not make her first and then her second birthday were surprised!!!!

(snip) she is eating a little food and getting real drinks through her tube........ so thanks for everything and making me do what I knew best!

So, to recap, THIS MOM does all the work of taking care of her child, and she takes the time to say nice things TO ME in the middle of dealing with a child recovering from surgery.

I am so happy for her - she told me she lost count of the doctors who told her there was no hope. And I didn't even *do* anything (except running the Project, but seriously, that is NOT as much work as parenting a child with special needs, even though I probably whine more).

Awesome parents make me happy. And I cannot tell you how happy I am that this little girl is doing so well!!!

Earlier I was growling about infant mortality and measles and the impossibility of life in general. Now I am feeling hopeful again.

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Fri Sep 13, 2013, 03:41 PM

1. A bit segway: measles?


I thought measles had been all but eradicated.

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Fri Sep 13, 2013, 08:40 PM

2. There have been 159 cases so far this year.


There was a CNN report about it with much hullabaloo and hand wringing. I got pissy because while they are fussing about the kids who got sick / didn't die, not a peep about stuff I think is a bigger deal. It turned into a typical GD thread. Life is better now - wine, chocolate, kids at grandmas for the night, and an awesome husband.


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