Monthly Archives: April 2011

We Call it a Miracle (Part II)

… continued from “We Call it a Miracle (Part I)” Instead of kissing Ray “good-bye” yesterday and bracing for the impacts of anesthesia, surgery and the morphine needed to manage pain during a weeks-long healing process, our family regrouped to … Continue reading

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We Call it a Miracle (Part I)

IT COULD BE a miracle or just a misunderstanding of Ray’s atypical recovery signs after his bowel obstruction bypass surgery on March 30 at The Children’s Hospital in Aurora. But on Tuesday morning, the surgical team crowded into Ray’s room … Continue reading

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The Bubble Poppers (Part II)

… continued from “The Bubble Poppers (Part I)” Some bubble poppers arrived by invitation. For instance, I called Alberto Costa, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s star researcher at the University of Colorado – a man who holds a Ph.D. and … Continue reading

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The Bubble Poppers (Part I)

WHEN THE MUSICIANS strolling down the hallway reached our door at 8:30 p.m., they found a little boy hooked up to monitors and fighting sleep in his semi-dark room. Instead of strumming up a storm as they had for the … Continue reading

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