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Adjusting to the New Normal

Adjusting to the New Normal

It’s really hard to define normal in a household with four boys.  Seems like everything is always changing.  And Cole’s “normal” has most certainly changed over these last two years.  But we’ve learned to roll with the punches and embrace each change that leads to a new normal. Recovery here at Brooke’s parents has been far better than recovery in the hospital room, but this was true last time as well.  Cole is learning to adjust to his very limited…

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What’s Next?

What’s Next?

We have settled into our room here at Birmingham’s Children’s Hospital.  Needless to say, it’s been a long day.  Cole has really done well.  Right now he is trying to rest and the pain seems managed.  He has had a few meltdowns – one in recovery and then one with us here in his room.  It’s hard to tell if it is frustration or pain, but we think it is frustration.  He wants out of the cast already and asked…

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The Road [Story] to Recovery

The Road [Story] to Recovery

I guess this idea of road has been on my mind throughout this journey.  In some ways it makes a lot of sense to look at our journey in this life as a road.  But it also seems a bit to simplistic to look a life as a road because there is so much more to life than simply getting from point A to point B.  Now make no mistake… point B – our final destination is of utmost importance. …

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