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Catherine

I'm Catherine, the author of Reuben Jack & Callum Andreas. Reuben was born with CHARGE Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder affecting 1 in 10,000 births. This is the story of the challenges I as their mother faced in conceiving after 6 years of infertility, surgery and IVF, the miraculous story... Full Bio
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Homecoming on Tuesday by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Reuben's doing much better today, thanks everyone and we're planning on bringing him home directly from the PICU tomorrow. He's off the percussive breathing treatment and i ... Read on »
Under the same moon by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I love the connectedness of the Moon. I can look at it tonight before bedtime and think of my family across the Big Pond, think how tonight they would have marvelled ... Read on »
Luminous by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Soulful eyes that speak volumes, but still luminous, oxygen entrails above his head, never more beau ... Read on »
Little broken by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health All feeling a little broken right now. Reuben's coughing continues and his lungs are taking a while to heal. I can only imagine what a terribly and continual headache he mu ... Read on »
Update by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Home now with Callum, I wanted to take this photo, lighting a candle for Reuben. If you're a Mac user, in Photobooth (comic) it would be a lovely gif ... Read on »
Reuben waiting bed in PICU by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Just heard from Jason. Reuben is waiting for a bed in the PICU. He was retracting pretty badly by the time he got to UCLA hospital and needed to come back up, ventilator pe ... Read on »
Asthma by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Thanks everyone. UCLA's PICU (ped. intensive care), only opened a year ago and is state of the art.  He's in the right place. He's being treated for asthma for the fir ... Read on »
Let them eat cake by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It's rather a joyful experience shooting all these love ... Read on »
Reuben in hospital by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Reuben went into hospital with Jason this morning after a weekend of sickness, was discharged was a diagnosis of trachyitus not pneumonia as his lungs were incredibly clear ... Read on »
When Reuben has a little cold by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health He wants nothing more than to watch Signing Time, snuggled up next to Callum on the sofa. Read on »
Haiti by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health We can all make a difference... Visit the Red Cross, American Red Cross or UNICEF and donate today. http://www.redcross.org/ Read on »
After the rain by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Rain in Southern California is a rare treat. And torrential rain with all its t ... Read on »
What a wonderful world by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Winter is calming down, the first buds a ... Read on »
Two little boys by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Show me a greater love than that between brothers! sisters! To have them both so close was a miracle of medical science, pushing all the bo ... Read on »
Safety first by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health With each day of Callum's independence comes another area of the home that needs child proofing. I'd read a tragic story about siblings playing with the washing ... Read on »
Christmas may be over... by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health but the Santa socks are still as cosy. Read on »
Catherine Lacey Photography is live! by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health OK I've been working every hour that God hasn't sent and I'm delighted to announce the launch of my new client website Catherine Lacey Photography! and this is why there ha ... Read on »
Happy New Decade!!! by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Great place to spend it: Disneyland! Happy new year, new decade family and friends. And after a beautifully healthy Christmas and New Year for both the ... Read on »