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Moving Day – The Most Dangerous Day Of The Week

Baby eating a popsicleMy story of 9 stitches, 2 parents who feel as deflated, flat and small as the bottom of your worn shoe, a near 3-year-old boy, and 1 orange Popsicle.  This is about our mistakes and the dangers of the events that followed moving day in my world, October 31, 2009.

But let’s go back in time; history is supposed to be one of our most sage instructors.

Circa 2003.  I took care of a 3-year-old girl in the ER at Children’s when I was an intern (my first year as a physician, while training in pediatrics, after medical school). In medical training, there are certain patients that stick out, jump off the exam-room-pages, of the hundreds of patients you can see in a month’s time.  I know some will stay with me forever. Read full post »

Parents Just Want To Do What Is Right

Seattle Mama DocThis blog caters to one principle I’ve learned along the way:  Parents just want to do what is right. The desperate love we have for our children can shock us into good and sometimes bad decisions.  I believe parents search for and sincerely desire simple answers to the How-What-Why–Who, the essence of doing right for their children.  Often it’s not a simple, isolated situation, and/or one as complicated as it may feel.  And, the abundance of online noise invokes fear in all of us.  Over time, I hope to illuminate the reality that in pediatrics, doing less is often more.  Prevention reigns.

Parents just want to do what is right. Read full post »

Happy Birthday Blog

Happy Birthday, Blog.  Welcome.  Welcome to Children’s. I hope life unfolds easily for you.

We’ve been waiting for you.  Prepping the room, painting the walls, putting things in piles. We’re hoping for great things from you.  I painted the walls yellow, not knowing what flavor you’d be.  I hope we can make you prosper. Read full post »