Monthly Archives: March 2009

Let the Recovery Begin!

[1] Mikey looking small in Recovery [2] Brian looking big in Recovery (2 lb difference between them) [3] Brian to nurse, “NO!” [Don’t touch the IV!] Except for the IV, they were great patients! Unfortunately, I did not have my … Continue reading

Posted in adenoidectomy, obstructive sleep apnea, OSA, pain management, spending time with kids, tonsillectomy, tonsils | 1 Comment

EVENT: The Up of Down: An Insight Into the World of Down Syndrome

ALEXANDER’S ANGELS — a group dedicated to advocacy efforts and raising awareness on behalf of people with Down syndrome — presents: The Up of Down: An Insight Into the World of Down Syndrome Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 12:30 PM … Continue reading

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Hmmmm…. [1] I’m so thankful that this tonsilectomy/adenoidectomy surgery is finally going to be BEHIND us! And, hopeful that it’ll be a quick and painless recovery with everything turning out okay. (read: I get to sleep through the night along … Continue reading

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Where Have All My Angels Gone?

You know in stressful times, it’s easy to miss the Angels Amongst Us. Heck, in non-stressful times, it’s easy to miss them. So it’s not surprising that I’ve been missing some Angels Amongst Us opportunities lately. Some of you may … Continue reading

Posted in adenoidectomy, Angels, diagnosis, disrupted sleep, Down syndrome, helping others, obstructive sleep apnea, stress, tonsilectomy, tonsils | 1 Comment

Leading By Example & Doing the Right Thing!

This morning on the way to dropping the kids off to their respective schools, my go-cup of tea fell over and spilled all over the floor of the car… right where my pocketbook could sop up the hot, milky liquid… … Continue reading

Posted in child development, doing the right thing, leading by example, mindfulness, random acts of kindness, random happy thoughts, self-esteem | 2 Comments

DS Advocacy & World Down Syndrome Day

YESTERDAY was World Down Syndrome Day! I was busy running in my Down syndrome circles — attending the DSAF conference on Best Practices in Educating Children With Down Syndrome held at LIU/CW Post and meeting other families who have children … Continue reading

Posted in Conference, CPSE, disabilities, Down syndrome, Down Syndrome Advocacy, Down Syndrome conference, Down syndrome research, DSAF, early intervention, helping others, National Down Syndrome Day, NIH | 1 Comment


Isn’t it sad that I have a standardized title for my day-late Thankful Thursday posts? Guess that’s just another thing I have to be thankful for. Less work to post late. So, here are a few more things that gladden … Continue reading

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