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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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in his own words... by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health azfghuiopjbnmxtrewq4vcrokfkvlyvlfvfdyekjvev ytkbskcuitobroigrftfr90n84gt9v8hr8gggvtirffbotirtfiubrbnp/tyhbgfnglonnyorlnhyifbghngifooib gbnv nbvlnhblgbiogbng bgfhilbnbgl gnmp ... Read on »
sorry for the absence... by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health but believe me, you didn't really miss anything. haha we see cardiology on the 16th for a complete check-up. echo, ecg, pacemaker check, and a holter. i'll fill you in on ... 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 »
i heart laundry. by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health ok, not really. at least, not usually. but today, i love laundry. so, i'm upstairs, folding my way through a GIANT pile of clean clothes, and i pull out a pair of unde ... Read on »
my littlest man is an artist!!!! by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health asher gave me my mother's day gift this afternoon. have you ever seen anything cuter?? (and just ignore the mess behind it...) Read on »
sshhh... don't tell Murphy, but... by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health at the end of this month... it will be... ONE WHOLE YEAR SINCE ASHER'S LAST ADMISSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yes, you read that right. one. whole. year. ... Read on »
so much sweetness by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health today i let the morning routine slide. (yes, i know, it's only day 3, but i think it was worth it. teehee) i got up a few minutes late, but i got dressed. came down ... Read on »
well, what do you know... by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health yes, yes, it's been over 24 hours since we got home, and i still haven't posted. bad blogger mommy, bad bad blogger mommy. haha i don't remember mentioning this here, but ... Read on »
well, it was a day... by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health so, asher was home from school yesterday, which meant that he and i were going to have a delightful day, just the two of us. oh, i had grand plans. he wanted sushi for lunch ... Read on »
quite an interesting day today... by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health yup, quite an interesting day, indeed... i took asher to see our amazing dr b this afternoon. turns out, asher has lost all the extra fluid weight, and is back down to hi ... Read on »
surrendering is NOT the same as giving up. by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health oh, my sweet, sweet little asher... by now you probably know that, if he's not already failing, he's at least "flirting" with it. and as you can probably imagine, i ha ... Read on »
oops, my bad... by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health i realized this morning that i forgot a couple details last night. first of all, asher's weight. last week, asher weighed 15.2 kg (approx 33 lbs). yesterday, he weighed i ... Read on »
nothing good comes from a 4 year old flirt by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health especially when that 4 year old flirt is asher. and he's not flirting with anything good. so, we saw paeds this afternoon. asher has been puffy and pale for the last f ... Read on »
sigh... by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health a little bit about asher first, then moving on to bigger, more important things... asher's amazing paeds dr b talked to dr caldarone the other day. she asked him whether ... Read on »
my bad :S by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health i realized at church today that i had forgotten to update the blog here with some more recent developments. my bad. so here we go... the other night - thursday, i believe ... Read on »
well, one year later, here we are... by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health that's right, folks, today is asher's first "fontanniversary." one year ago today, at exactly this time, asher was in the OR at SickKids, with dr c finishing off asher's new ... Read on »
um... ok...??? aka, why i'm really starting to believe in multiple universes. aka, blerg. :S by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health so, it was cardio yesterday. and i have to admit, it left me with more questions, confusion, a little bit of freaxia, and a touch of "WTF?!" (for lack of a better term). ... Read on »
technology is great... until there's a glitch. {wave of nausea} by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health and when the glitch could kill your child... {wave of nausea} asher's london cardio, dr w, has suspected for a few weeks now that asher's pacemaker isn't quite doing what ... Read on »