Monthly Archives: February 2008

Mountain Women

Soooooooooo sorry. Can you forgive me? I did not mean to exclude women from supporting Emma. Obviously, none of you women will be sporting beards anytime soon. As a couple of you pointed out, women have hair issues in the

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I’m looking haggard for a cause

Well, we got awakened this morning at 5:30 am by a phone call from the hospital. Emma’s most recent blood gas analysis was completely out of whack. Her CO2 was in the 90’s when it should be in mid 40’s

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A tough decision reversed

Well, I spent last night agonizing over what was the best decision for Emma. Really, I spent many hours trying to convince myself that we needed to proceed with surgery on Monday even though I knew in my gut that

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Separated at birth?

Of course they were separated at birth. That’s Ella and her mom (circa 1975) both enjoying tummy time. The funny thing about these photos is that Ella is a such a mashup of Ellen and myself. She has Ellen’s chin

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Rage against the machine

I’m not one to whine and complain, ok maybe I am … However, how hard is it to care for an infant?!!!! Apparently, Children’s Hospital of Seattle might actually have the most unorganized staff of any company, let alone hospital,

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Ellen speaks at Ignite last night

Photo Credit: Randy Stewart / Stewtopia Ellen took a break last night from being a fantastic mommy. She was the first speaker at last night’s Ignite Seattle where she spoke about her rough times living and dealing with a serial

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Emma having fun at Children’s

[YouTube:qHVeJCyc_94] If you can’t see this video click here.   Comments #1 Swing Life Away Anonymous12:00:00 AM Friday, Jun 13 2008 When I signed the girls up for Microsoft benefits at the end of last year, I was offered the

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Welcome Home Ella

Let the sleepless nights commence! Ella is no longer hooked up to any machines, alarms, or nurses. She is home in my arms right now and already whining about it. We still have some unfinished business with her, but she

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Ch-Ch-Changes

Emma has taken a big step. Today was the day she was transported from Evergreen Medical Center to Children’s Hospital. The doctors at Children’s want to observe her for a few days before they proceed with the VSD surgery. Emma

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Seattle, here we come!

Sorry I’ve taken so long to write a post, but things are progressing here in a good hurry. Emma is scheduled to move to Children’s Hospital tomorrow morning at 9am. Woo-Hoo! She’s going to spend a couple days in observation

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