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Kennady Update Aug20, 2013



Robin and I haven’t posted since Kennady got home from the hospital during her last stay because the pace of life right now, feels similar to the pace of an avalanche at your back while skiing straight down a hill.

Kennady made it home and recovered great after her baclofen pump was implanted.

Approximately 1 month out from the surgery, she got an infection in her site which ultimately resolved on it’s own.

10 days ago (2 weeks after the last infection healed up) Kennady’s incision on her back, developed a red raised spot on it.  This grew over the week and then the redness spread to the front of her belly and incisions.

I took her in to the E.R. on Saturday knowing that we were most likely not leaving until we got some antibiotics, at a minimum.

Low and behold, she was admitted.

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My Thoughts on Kennady Being Thankful

Here is a clip of me speaking on Kennady’s ability to be Thankful in the midst of a debilitating disease.


How We Found Out

Erica and I sat in the doctor’s corner office as sunshine beamed through the large windows.  It was September 25, 2001, and we were getting the worst news of our life. Read the rest of this entry

Direction and Humor

The book I am writing focuses on overcoming adversity, learning to dance in the rain, and being prepared for life challenges.  It will center around the story of my family and Kennady; our daughter born with many special needs.  I write about how we move through difficult times and how life was set up or prepared for it.

While preparing to write and getting the concept prepared, I am running into a bit of a challenge.  The topic is obviously serious and difficult to wade through.  Humor, on the other hand, plays a huge role in my life.  It will be very difficult for me to communicate anything without humor.

My question for you is:  how can I talk about deep emotional issues and still be true to my style of humor?  Will people be ‘set off’ by it?  is there anything I should be cautious of? (besides dangling participles? mom, that was for you)



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