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Chicken Pox

On Monday morning Devon complained that bugs were biting his tummy. “It’s chicken pox,” Shauna said after having one look at the ‘bites’. “No way,” I said. “He’s vaccinated — the odds are 99 to 1 against it.” “It’s chicken pox,” the doctor said when she saw him the next …

What a week!

Our furnace broke almost as soon as we got out of hospital a few days ago after Devon’s diagnosis with diabetes. And last night, Ryder suddenly started vomiting and having violent, bloody diarrhea. Early in the morning, in extreme pain, she crawled under the lilac bush where we buried Malley …

Puppy Surgery

Ryder has been growing fatty tumors on her belly for a few years now, but this summer they finally got big enough to get in her way. She developed a rash on her belly, and we finally decided it was time to operate. She went in for surgery on Thursday, …

Feeling better

We’ve all been sick for two weeks straight. This weekend we started feeling well enough to venture outside. It’s almost spring — …

Gyroscope

Last weekend’s bad cold became this weekend’s throat and ear infection. Poor Devon is having a pretty hard time this year. To …

Like a wet cat

Devon has been and incredibly robust baby until we put him into contact with other children. Last week we were travelling and …