It’s been one month since J.P. arrived at Florida Hospital for Children by ambulance. It was the week before Thanksgiving, and we prayed we would make it home in time to celebrate Turkey Day with our family. I can’t believe we’re now wondering if… Continue Reading “J.P.’s hospital stay: 1 month later”
From a very young age, I always knew what I wanted to do when I grew up. I was fascinated with television and spent my childhood dreaming about working at the TV station. Saying “the TV station” above is not a mistake, because there… Continue Reading “Following my heart”
As the parent of a child with special needs, I’ve learned a great deal about how hospitals work, what gets a care team concerned and the things to monitor closely during a hospital admission. But each hospital admission comes with unique circumstances and situations… Continue Reading “Hospital lessons learned”
Exercise is important — even for our family members with four legs. In the beginning of April, I made a decision to stop walking the dog and running by myself. I decided to teach the dog to run with me, so I could get… Continue Reading “My four-legged running buddy”
There are plenty of reasons why bringing another cat into our home wasn’t exactly a good idea, and I’ve said all of them to my wife, Paige, over the past few months. The biggest reason has always been the battle to keep our Canine… Continue Reading “A new bundle of joy”
It’s been a busy year, and I’m having a hard time believing it’s already nearing its end. I like to think I thrive in a busy environment, but recently, I’ve frequently felt like I’m struggling just to get the absolutely essential things done. J.P.… Continue Reading “Insurance provides needed help as J.P. grows”
Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m passionate about two things in life: My family and the care my son receives at Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando. We spend a great deal of time at the hospital — both inpatient and outpatient… Continue Reading “Pushing for family-centered hospital care”
Dad’s note: In honor of J.P.’s 12th birthday, I’m writing “The J.P. Story,” which looks back at our journey through birth and now approaching teen-hood. I hope you enjoy. The 10th chapter looks at how our extended family dealt with simultaneous pregnancies. To start at the beginning of… Continue Reading “The J.P. Story: Growing family”
J.P., Paige and I have had a busy year, and things don’t seem to be calming down. But several people have asked how things are going and whether I’ve stopped blogging. There are still plenty of stories to tell, and I’m hoping to break… Continue Reading “Everything under the sun”
Christmas was simply the beginning of birthday season in my family. When I was younger, there was a multitude of birthdays just after the new year. My grandfather had a birthday on Jan. 13, followed by my mother on Jan. 15, my sister on… Continue Reading “Birthday wishes to an amazing sister”
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