Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Thankful for Dr. Alan Beer, RIP, reproductive immunologist, without whom I would not have my beautiful, extraordinary son.

Thankful for Lovenox, a blood thinner, and steroids, and progesterone, and IVIG, all of which I am convinced helped Brody to grow better than he would have without them by stomping out my immune response to pregnancy and increasing blood flow to the placenta.

Thankful for every nurse and aide who was kind to us & cared for my boy throughout 14 surgeries in 3 years, and to every anesthesiologist who kept him breathing and asleep.

Thankful for Shriner's Hospitals, Salt Lake, who gave my son his thumbs, and helped his hands to function, especially Dr. Hutchinson, aka Hutch.

Thankful for my son's other Doctors, who have saved his life (& ours) a few times at Presbyterian St. Luke’s and Children’s Hospital Denver: Dr. Rothenberg, Dr. Kramer, Dr. Furness, Dr. Markson, Dr. Wilkinson, Dr. Ketch.

Thankful for antibiotics, especially Primsol, which for 2.5 years scared away any urinary tract infections that could have damaged my son's only kidney.

Thankful for my husband, who has cried with me when scared, made me laugh when sad, and loved me through it all. And who is cleaning our house right now.

Thankful for blogger, which allows me to write these posts.

Thankful for Homeaway, which has given my family the trip of our lifetime.

Thankful for my friends and family, who have waited with us, prayed with and for us, given us money, and made sure we know we are loved, all the while making me laugh.

Thankful for you, even if we haven't met (yet).


NotSoAnonMom said...

Just look at that beautiful smile! Truly something to be thankful for. :)

Shannon said...

I'm thankful that you and Brody exist in this world. It truly is a better place because of you.

Robyn said...

I am thankful for all Brody has taught me about boundaries and blowing right past them.

SaRaH said...

man am i thankful for you guys.

SaRaH said...

man am i thankful for you guys.