Only Good Things

As I have been thinking about the ethics of blogging about one’s children, I have become keenly aware of the need to say more good things than bad about them.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I think I paint a positive picture of them in a general sense, but sometimes I get caught up in […]

New Adventures in Medication

Well, it’s official.  Ruby’s epilepsy medication is not working.  We’re switching to something new.  I don’t know if it will work, but at least it feels like we are doing something.  The neurologist gave us two choices.  One medication has a slightly higher rate of success, but far more side effects, and the other still […]

My First Ambulance Ride

If you know me, or read any of my posts, you may know that I generally try to use humor to deal with stuff.  Part defense mechanism, and part grease on the wheels of life, I try very hard to see the humor or the absurd in any given situation.  If I can laugh at, […]

A Visit to the Neurologist

Two weeks ago, as many of you know, we started a very scary couple of days here with regards to my daughter’s epilepsy.  Ruby, who is five years old, had three very long seizures within a four and a half day period, sending us to the emergency room and freaking us completely out.  Since then, […]

Emergency Rooms, Bacon, and Chocolate Pudding

This is not what I wanted to write about today.  I wanted to tell you about my trip to New York for auditions, the Halloween party that I went to, impending storm stuff, or pretty much anything else but my daughter’s health issues.  Sadly, that is all I have been dealing with for the past […]

Wednesday Night in the E.R.

Last night we went to a party at a farm.  It was promising to be a really fun night, with tons of delicious looking food to eat (lobster!) and good friends to talk to.  My five year old daughter Ruby was off playing with one of her friends and my wife and I enjoyed some […]

A Quick Health Update

Well, we got the results back from my daughter’s EEG.  As I mentioned last week, we took Ruby in for her second brain scan recently, and it was not a fun appointment for us.  It appeared to us that her seizure condition had not gone away, but they would not tell us anything at the […]

An Appointment With Heartbreak

A year and a half ago my daughter was diagnosed with epilepsy.  She was just turning four, and what she called “her ears turning off” were in fact petit mal seizures, which we were able to completely control with medication.  She had no incidents for almost a year, and then last Christmas there were two […]

Ruby’s Epilepsy

When one writes a blog, one must expect to reveal a certain amount of personal information in it, especially when one is writing a blog that is, at least partly, about parenting.  I have had no trouble at all writing plenty of embarrassing stories about myself and my children.  I try not to embarrass my […]