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About cmathes10

Mommy to 4 little girls & 2 fur babies. Just trying to survive the crazy. Sometimes I laugh, sometimes I cry, sometimes I need to scream.

Another PICU Stay

Well, the shit show that has been our lives since February continues. Another hospital stay. I’m so tired I can’t even think straight any more. I’m tired of the four walls of this hospital, I’m tired of shitty cafeteria food, … Continue reading

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Update on Addison: Take 2

Here’s a quick summary of what has been going on with Addison over the past week. I am going to attempt to hit the highlights and not get too detailed. She was extubated last Saturday (the 18th). It was a … Continue reading

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Update on Addison

Addison is doing much better. She still has a long way to go, but she is taking baby steps in the right direction. She has been off nitric oxide for over 24 hours now. She was started on an oral … Continue reading

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Home Away from Home

I hardly know where to start with this post. So I’ll just start. I’ll try to be coherent through the stress, anxiety, and exhaustion. The girls all got colds this past week. Oriana started it, and like always, she had … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another Specialist

After Addison’s stay in the PICU in December, we finally got a consult to a pulmonary (lung) doctor. (Hey, it only took four hospital stays in nine months). They got us an appointment for the middle of January. I did … Continue reading

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She’s a Fighter

I have been thinking a lot about Addison and how far she has come this past week. The month of October always makes me think about our little peanut and all she has been through. Two years ago, she was … Continue reading

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Two years old!!!!

It is hard to believe, but our little girls turned two on August 20th! At times it seems like the past two years have flown by, and at times it feels like they were the longest years of my life. … Continue reading

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The vacation that wasn’t: Part 2

On our short-lived vacation, we managed to make it to the beach once. We spent a beautiful morning by the lake. The girls loved playing in the sand. They did not love the water; they refused to get close to … Continue reading

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The vacation that wasn’t…

An update on what, and how, the girls have been doing is in the works, but in the meantime, here’s what we have been up to as a family. We had planned a vacation up to Lake Michigan with my … Continue reading

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Update: June 2016

I have been seriously slacking on the blog posts for the past few months. I am really hoping to get back into posting more regularly. We did have a couple of rough months, so I didn’t have a lot of … Continue reading

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