Monthly Archives: August, 2012

Different “D”-Day, different bomb

This post is a continuation of our experiences since the end of March.  The posts in chronological order can be found on the Timeline page.

Sidebar:

Through all of the experiences of the past several weeks, I was learning a lot about myself.

I hate mornings (I already knew this).  But, I learned I could somehow find a way to summon the strength to bury my fatigue and get up at hours that no pregnant woman (or human) has any business seeing so that I could join Francis at the hospital before breakfast arrived. Continue reading

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Is it bad when the ER staff recognizes you?

This post is a continuation of our experiences since the end of March.  The posts in chronological order can be found on the Timeline page.

Francis and I were really looking forward to things getting back to normal after the past several weeks, as normal as life could be with a new Crohn’s Disease diagnosis and a second child due this month.  It didn’t take long for the train to normal to derail. Click here to continue reading

Can a man get a bed?

This post is a continuation of the story told here.

We arrived at the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital (TMH) Emergency Center at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, for what would prove to be an awful emergency room visit.  Francis was now uncomfortable sitting up for any extended period of time, and I think half of Tallahassee must have been in line ahead of him on the emergency room roster. Continue Reading

Let’s start at the beginning…

I’ll try my best to provide a timeline through several posts to document our experiences to date (as our own recollections are now getting cloudy) and to bring any readers up to speed on our what brought us to today.  I’ll begin here with the events that led to Francis’ initial hospitalization.

Saturday, March 24, began as any normal Saturday in the Gibbs household… Keep reading here

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