All Blog Posts Tagged 'diagnosis' (6)

Asthma in Children – What is Asthma, Causes, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

I remember my oldest son had a lot of problems when he was a baby with frequent upper respiratory infections, wheezing, difficulty breathing, and asthma.  I never found out what triggered his asthma problems but I am assuming it is because he has sensitivity to environmental allergens.   In fact, now he only has to use an inhaler when he exercises outdoors,…


Added by Christy Garrett on February 17, 2014 at 7:54pm — No Comments


“ I don’t normally like to do this over the phone…but, your biopsy came back.  I’m sorry, you have breast cancer.

And with one phone call, a new life began.




Added by Lanita Moss on October 31, 2011 at 9:33am — No Comments

Swirling Parallels

It always seems to start with a phone call.


This time the call came during dinner preparation, a pot roast simmering in the oven with a pile of carrots and potatoes to peel.  As the phone rang, I glanced distractedly at the caller ID.  I didn’t want to answer.  I didn’t want to answer because I had carrot juice on my hands.  I didn’t want to answer because I knew who was calling.



Added by Lanita Moss on May 2, 2011 at 9:26am — No Comments

Diagnosing the diagnosis...

I am a bit of a ‘muller’. I like to mull. In many ways it is more than just a ‘like’, as it is more of a requirement. It’s a process, if you will, that has to happen.

Recently I’ve been thinking about The Son’s diagnosis. It’s almost our two year anniversary, which whilst sounding glib reinforces the fact that it is a day you don’t forget in a hurry. However, I also think that is only now that I can do so in a slightly calmer, less hectic and, importantly, less emotional…


Added by Max Cat on August 9, 2010 at 3:01pm — No Comments

You've Got A Friend

When I became a parent for the first time, I sought out many different mothers who had been there before, learning all I could from them in an attempt to become a better mother myself.

When I became a parent of a special needs child, I only sought out one.

Let me tell you about this friend of mine.

And even though I have chosen to share our story publicly, she has not. So for the purposes of this post, I will call her “Hope”.

I met Hope on the first day of…


Added by akbutler on July 19, 2010 at 8:12am — No Comments

Ins & Outs of Inpatient Treatment

This week I spent several hours on the phone with two mothers whose daughters need inpatient placement and care. Both young women are dealing with substance abuse issues, anxiety, depression and possible bipolar disorder. Both are beautiful, vibrant, intelligent and vital, and will serve the world in amazing ways when they are well.

But right now, they are not well.

And so the questions arise:

When is hospitalization the right move?

When is long term… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on August 7, 2008 at 2:05pm — 3 Comments

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