Special Needs

Raising kids with special needs is hard than I ever imagined it would be. In 2002 and 2015 Chuck and I adopted babies with special needs. Both were drug and alcohol exposed. One would later be diagnosed with autism. In 2010 I gave birth to our youngest child, Apollo, who was born with a double aortic arch, a rare congenital heart defect. Come read my stories and share in our heartbreak and triumph as we raise children with special needs.

Stitches for Apollo

Thursday night Apollo fell next to our  brick hearth and got his first (non-surgical) stitches. Chilling while the topical anesthetic starts to work. I have to say, our local hospital is awesome about keeping Apollo away from other patients. Because of his chronic respiratory issues, he can’t sit in a waiting room full of sick …

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