Category Archives: happy ears

Sleep and Rock- Paper- Scissors

    For the fifth year in a row, Catherine gathered friends and jumped in the waters of Lake Calhoun recently in the Special Olympics’ Polar Plunge.  This year’s team consisted of 25 juniors and seniors from Edina high school in … Continue reading

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The SEAL and the monkey

  During this time, and for much of the winter, Timothy has had a steadily runny nose.  Wiping off his runny nose has the look of a Navy SEAL operation.  You don’t walk into the thing unprepared or you’ll get … Continue reading

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Abe Lincoln

         We often suffer from ‘TRBL hearing’ in our house.  It’s not that Timothy’s hearing is bad.  In fact, although we worried for the first year and a half of his life about his hearing, recent tests confirmed that his … Continue reading

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Pit stop

At no time does Timothy seem more active than the time when you’d like to have him calm and quiet – when he’s getting his diaper changed.  I’ve tried to come up with an analogy for what it’s like to … Continue reading

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Perfect

I want to post some good news we got today. In the past 17 months, Timothy has had 5 hearing tests whose results ranged from ‘poor’ to ‘inconclusive’ to ‘patient refuses to cooperate’.  Today, after 6 hours at Children’s Hospital … Continue reading

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Bath water Happy Hour

Holding Timothy is sometimes an adventure, and so it was a few days ago when Timothy decided to combine a few of his favorite hobbies.  I was holding him when he spit up on his hands and then started running … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Waffles

Timothy is 16 months old today, and we celebrated by taking him for a mall walk.  He slept through it. Timothy has a habit of crawling into the kitchen and pulling cookbooks down from a low shelf.  It gets a … Continue reading

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Redheads have more fun

Before…              Written Dec 8, 2012 Timothy’s ear tube procedure went well this morning. It was a little unnerving having him go to sleep on my lap as he took his anesthesia through a mask. But the procedure went … Continue reading

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Toilet paper kingpin

Written December 6, 2012 Timothy weathered our drive out East like a champ.  Though he found ways to register his dissatisfaction, such as sleeping less soundly and dumping my Kentucky Fried Chicken lunch onto the rest area floor (5 second rule … Continue reading

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Gentle

Written November 10, 2012 Timothy is like a Golden Retriever around socks.  You turn your head for a minute and socks just disappear. One minute he’s tugging on one of his tiny socks, and the next he’s got a mouthful … Continue reading

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