Category Archives: Health

Precious Moments – Part Two

While we were in the St Louis area, about 7 pm, Laurel’s brother Eric called to let us know that their dad, Wayne Byrd, had been in a car accident, they suspected heart problems, he’d needed resuscitation, and was in … Continue reading

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Katie’s Numbers Improving

Her numbers are going up and that’s a good thing!  Her Neutrophil count is actually up into the normal range.  This is really good news, and we hope to cut back on the amount of times (at least) that she … Continue reading

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Some Progress!

We started Katie’s Neupogen treatment.  We are fairly sure that her fever was a side effect of the Neupogen working (also comes with bone pain) to increase her neutrophil production.  Happily, her neutrophil count did come up quite a bit… … Continue reading

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Back from Children’s Mercy

So, we made it back today! I did go up Sunday morning.  Took some things that I didn’t get packed for the girls in time on Saturday…  and since they rode in the ambulance to KC, they’d need a way … Continue reading

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First Ambulance Transport

This is a first… one of our children going by ambulance to a hospital. Katie is on her way, in this pic, from the Hutch Hospital to Children’s Mercy in KC.  At this point, we still don’t know what’s wrong, … Continue reading

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An Update on Katie’s Health

Laurel has posted an update on Katie’s health, you can read it here. Grace and Glory – KC Plan We went up a few weeks ago, and saw some trains at Union Station:

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More dead babies! Less taxpayer money! Yay!

In other little known news, Planned Parenthood killed 333,964 babies last year at the unbelievably low cost of $542,400,000.  What a bargain, eh?

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Breastfeeding

June 13, 2006 – Copyright 2006 The New York Times Company Breast-Feed or Else http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/13/health/13brea.html?ex=1150430400&en=95beac1a03e3df96&ei=5087%0A By RONI RABIN Warning: Public health officials have determined that not breast-feeding may be hazardous to your baby’s health.

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Our Experience With Plantain

A couple of summers ago, I was bitten by a brown recluse spider.  I research on the internet frequently, and that was my natural instinct in this situation.  Most of the information I initially found pretty much told me that … Continue reading

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Identifying Plantain

Yes, plantain is a kind of super-banana that grows in South America.  I have no explanation why a common yard plant in North America is given the same name, but there it is.  There are two types of plantain common … Continue reading

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