For every parent, the birth of their child is a significant month. But for the parent of a child with a rare disease, or a significant diagnosis, the month of diagnosis is also a time that is forever remembered. For some, especially in the diabetes world, we call this our "Diaversary". August is always a hard month for us because both of our children were diagnosed with a rare form of diabetes that month. Neonatal Diabetes
Eleven years ago we were entering Brenner’s Children’s Hospital in North Carolina to become pioneers for a rare disease. While Andy was not the first patient in the United States to come off of insulin, he was definitely in the inaugural class (we think one of the first 5 at least). For 17 months, we kept him alive by… Continue reading
We are now at the end of the second week on Andy’s new medicine, Carbamazepine (Tegratol), and so far, we have had no adverse side effects. We started him on a small dose of 2.5 ml (50 mg) twice per … Continue reading
Out for our weekend drive and attempted to record Andy singing to the songs on the radio. He gets a little camera shy but I caught a little. Such a cutie!
I knew I loved Jamberry nails long before I even tried them and long before I decided to sell them. Part of what I love about the company is that they are all about giving back to people in need. … Continue reading
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