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.

Surgical g-tube removal at Seattle Children's Hospital.

Surgical G-Tube Removal: Seattle Children’s Hospital

Surgical G-Tube Removal: Seattle Children’s Hospital The night before Apollo’s surgical g-tube removal he was awake every single hour. While he didn’t verbally express any nervousness about the upcoming¬†procedure I know the anxiety was just under the surface. I could see it in his restless sleep, his excessive chewing and his need to be close. …

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