Unless your child’s surgeon or physician has personal experience with a feeding tube, they can’t actually tell you much about the day-to-day of what to expect when you go home. In the two years that my daughter Avery has had her G-button, I’ve learned a few things that I’m happy to share with you.
Author Archive | Kelly
As for our family, we have been subjecting our daughter to “digital heroin” for quite some time, rather guiltlessly, I must admit. We rarely go anywhere without Avery’s tablet. Yes, I said it. Avery is not yet three and has her own tablet. It is used multiple times on a daily basis for a variety […]
You never realize how much of life revolves around food and eating until you have a child with a feeding disorder. And then, eating becomes your ENTIRE world. Discussions about breastfeeding, toddlers with messy faces, or the sight of a couple kiddos eating some fruit slices at a play date can bring you to tears […]
As someone who was born and raised in Fort Worth, I’ve always been proud of our city. Since becoming a mom of a child with “special needs,” both medically and developmentally, I’ve become even prouder. We have some of the most talented medical and developmental professionals in the country right here in our own backyard! […]
When it comes to making decisions, especially important ones, I like for things to be black and white. THIS is the right choice and THAT is the wrong choice. But, when it comes to the world of parenting, it seems like nothing is black and white. Just search “parenting books” on Amazon, and see how many […]
In my adult life, I have experienced divorce, the tragic death of a coworker, infertility, my daughter’s LONG NICU stay, and autism diagnosis. Before you quit reading, don’t worry! This is NOT an invitation to my pity party. My adult years have also brought me immense happiness, and these past experiences have made me who […]
These days it seems like it’s more and more common to have just one child. That’s why I’m always surprised when I get a disapproving look or get the “Oh, I’m sure you’ll change your mind” response when I tell people Avery is going to be an only child. I can promise you, I will […]