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Heather Heywood Patient Expert

St Thomas, ON, Canada
i'm a happy, single SAHM to three kids: Blithe (age 7), Bram (age 5) and Asher (age 3). i spend most of my time with Asher in clinics, hospital wards, and too often, critical care units. asher has a severe heart defect (Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome) which has led to 10 surgeries,... Full Bio
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altogether now! by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health happy birthday to you!happy birthday to you! happy birthday, dear Asher! happy birthday to you!! 3 years ago my baby was born, 8lbs 14oz, at home. he was absolutely won ... Read on »
an email i just sent to someone... by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health hi, i was journaling tonight, and got to thinking (as one is wont to do while journaling, i suppose), and i wanted to thank you for writing this book and for telling ou ... Read on »
an entirely hypothetical question for you... by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health and remember... entirely hypothetical. ;) suppose, hypothetically, that there is a young child, say 3 years old. now, let's say this hypothetical child has a CHD, a sever ... Read on »
an excerpt from my letter to dr caldarone, on the day before the 3rd anniversary of asher's hybrid by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Believe it or not, i’m actually at a loss for words now. I mean, really, how do you thank the person who has given you your child back, over and over again? This letter is t ... Read on »
an open letter to my sweet, sweet Asher. by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health sigh. oh, my sweet boy, i just love you so much. i love your smile and your belly laugh and the way your eyes twinkle. i love your crazy hair and your goofy sense of h ... Read on »
and for those of you following my FB status lines this afternoon... ;) by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health defenders of the universe, Superash and Superbram. so, no worries, folks. they'll protect us! LOL (oh, yeah, this was still the night before the fontan... stupid blogger i ... Read on »
and i can breathe again :) by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health well, here we are in toronto. we got here shortly after lunch today, and let me tell you, within minutes of arriving, i was feeling better. once we got settled in a bit, ... Read on »
and now for something completely different... by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health no goofiness or reflections today, i'm afraid. sigh... for the last few days, asher's been coughing pretty badly. wet and crackly, and he's been pale, but it wasn't too s ... Read on »
and now for something completely different.... by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health so this morning i made smoothies for breakfast. asher wanted a little bit, so i poured some into a cup for him. after the kids left for school, i went upstairs to g ... Read on »
and one more thing i forgot before... by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health we've added another specialist to our list. we got rid of gastro, OT/PT/SLP, dietitian, and nursing... and now we've added neuro! asher gets (what i suspect are) mi ... Read on »
and the post i started yesterday was going to be so different... by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health this afternoon, i was taking a shower, getting ready for work, when the phone rang. i let it go to voicemail. i shouldn't have. i should have jumped out of the shower ... Read on »
and the word of the day is: ABSURD, as in, "the last couple months have brought a million things i... by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health ok, so apparently, it's been about 2 months since i posted here about asher himself. and wow, so much has happened. but for once, MOST OF IT IS GOOD!!!!! i start wit ... Read on »
and then, of course, God weighs in... by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health so, i'm sitting here, crying over the last post... and there comes that still, small Voice. when i shared at church in september , i talked about how God has been my R ... Read on »
and we're home! :)yesterday we m ... by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health and we're home! :) yesterday we missed rounds, but that was when they decided that asher could be discharged. asher responded very well to the new meds, with no majo ... Read on »
another day, another trip to emerg by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health ok, on sunday i posted that ed took asher to emerg with (another) tube infection, and they prescribed clavulin. well, on monday, asher was febrile (low-grade fever), puffy, ... Read on »
another quick post, so i can get back upstairs to asher by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health he's doing much better today!!! he's been in a fabulous mood, full of energy, playful... right now he's in the playroom because he's been asking all day to go play with the ... Read on »
as 2010 becomes 2011... by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health i'm thinking back over this past year. and, um, yeah. wow. it began with an ironic twist. having told asher that i refused to bring in the new year in the hospital ... Read on »
as promised... WE ARE OUTTA HERE!!!!!!!!! by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health well, this is officially the last post i will write in the hospital... well, for this admit, anyway. LOL anyway, i just talked to the dietitian, who has put asher on a bu ... Read on »
Asher requested this specifically by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health yesterday, out of the blue, i started to sing this song to the kidley-winks. oh, wait! i think blithe was working on math homework. that's probably it. anyway... i started s ... Read on »