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June 30, 2003

See Job, Patience of

Need to remember this next time I'm feeling put upon because I had to rock Scotty M to sleep at three in the morning.

KC is the three year old with extensive brain damage (caused when his mother's boyfriend decided that he would make a good football at three months of age). KC can't swallow, so he was being fed through a G-tube (for the uninformed, a G-tube is actually two parts: a "button" inserted into the stomach through the abdominal wall, and a bag/pump/tube combination that pushes liquid food into the stomach) up until about a year ago, when his reflux developed to the point he couldn't have anything on his stomach. So, the doctors inserted a J-tube (same as a G-tube above, except the J-tube is inserted into the small intestine, thereby bypassing the stomach). It must have worked, because the little bugger has gained almost 18 pounds in the last year. Anyway, KC has decided that he doesn't like the J-tube, so he keeps trying to grab the tube leading to the button and pull it out.

Cromagnon has fostered 60 kids in three years.

That's pretty much an unfathomable number as far as I'm concerned.

Errata: Twelve years, not three. Still unfathomable.

Posted by Bigwig at June 30, 2003 10:41 PM | TrackBack
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Thanks for that, Bigwig, but it's over 60 kids in twelve years, not three. If I'd fostered 60 kids in three years, I'd be totally bald by now instead of just getting that way. Quite frankly, The Better Half is the one who stays home with them during the day; I only get to do my thing with them evenings and weekends, which at times is quite enough. And no, I don't have the patience of Job, I have the insanity inherited by all parents from their kids.

Posted by: Steve at July 1, 2003 08:05 AM
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