Jul 19

An Update – Prepare for a ton of pictures

Young Buck

Well, as far as Cora is concerned, she’s fine. Her fever left a few days ago and hasn’t returned. Her urine analysis shows nothing abnormal (We both let out a collective breath of relief when we got the news). I still need to talk to her doctor, but I’m really hoping this means no further …

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Jul 13

An Update, of sorts…


First of all, a huge thank you to everyone for your outpouring of support during this incredibly difficult time. Today we took Cora to her pediatrician, who is pretty sure that Cora’s kidneys aren’t working properly. She sent orders to a local hospital for Cora to start a bunch of tests that sound like absolutely …

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Jul 12

Again and again…

So here are the details… Tonight Cora (the baby) spiked a pretty high fever (after five days of being perfectly okay, after finishing her 10 day cycle of antibiotics). I called her on-call pediatrician, who told us to take her to InstaCare and get her urine tested ASAP, in case her UTI didn’t go away …

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Jul 11

Song of the Deep – Brian Hastings

About the Book Twelve-year-old Merryn lives with her fisherman father in a little cottage by the sea. Each day, her father braves the tumultuous waves and returns home in time for dinner. One stormy evening, he doesn’t come back. Merryn has a vision that he’s been dragged underwater by a terrifying sea creature, and he …

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Jul 07

Wolf’s Empire: Gladiator – Claudia Christian & Morgan Grant Buchanan

About the Book A sweeping science-fiction saga of revenge set in a future in which the Roman Empire never fell, by actress Claudia Christian When her mother and brother are murdered, young noblewoman Accala Viridius cries out for vengeance. But the empire is being torn apart by a galactic civil war, and her demands fall …

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Jul 06

Guest Post | Calling The Bluff – Gregory Wilson

About the Author Gregory A. Wilson is currently Professor of English at St. John’s University in New York City, where he teaches creative writing and fantasy fiction along with various other courses in literature. His first academic book was published by Clemson University Press in 2007; on the creative side, he has won an award …

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Jul 06

SPFBO 2 | Round 3 Mini Reviews

I’m sorry this is so late, but you can look back at my previous few posts to see why it was late. Thank you for being patient with me. This round was really, really hard for me to judge because it had so many incredibly strong contesters and just about every book really interested me …

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Jul 05

Update | The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Here’s the end of the story. I got the call at work on Thursday from Cora’s doctor. It turns out this whole thing was caused by a run of the mill bladder infection. The object lesson we can all take away from this is: Make sure your kids aren’t misdiagnosed, mmm’kay. We have her on …

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Jun 29

Update | The Day that Lasted a Thousand Years

So, my baby, Cora (10 months) has been sick. Here’s a rundown of events, which I’m basically putting in one place because I have friends and family who want an update and things have been so piece-by-piece on Facebook and etc that it’s nice to just point everyone to one post where it’s all laid …

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Jun 27

An Update: Illness & Stuff

Hey all, My baby (10 months old) has been incredibly ill recently, with fevers spiking to 105 degrees, and a whole load of other issues. There have been several trips to the hospital and a bunch of sleepless nights and a ton of worry. I think she’s at the tail end of this beast, but …

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