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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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downer alert: it's late, i'm tired, and asher is just so very skinny. :( by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health on tuesday, asher goes in to paeds for his monthly weight check, and this time, i'm not expecting a gain. in fact, i'm anticipating a loss. asher doesn't often eat any ... Read on »
asher's new fave song :) by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health he's actually a little obsessed with this now. the boys are big fans of Kraftwerk now (which makes me very, very happy and very, very proud), and this is one of Ash ... Read on »
Asher. A Play in 3 Acts. by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Act 1 Monday morning. it's early. I am not at my best or most compassionate, being half-asleep and not thrilled with being awakened by a tattling preschooler. hey, at least ... Read on »
what an evening!!! by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health fyi... this post may bore you to tears, because it's all very, very normal. :) this afternoon, when the kids came home from their time with their dad, they w ... Read on »
some sweetness.. and some sadness... by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health blithe wanted to take some pics tonight with my phone, so i let her. lol i thought i'd give you a peak at what down-time is like around here. :) especially since... today ... Read on »
"false" alarm by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health asher came home from emerg, so that's a good thing. :) all the tests came back negative, other than some sugar in his urine. but they checked his blood sugar and that was ... Read on »
not so awesome by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health asher's with ed today, since my bathroom is being torn apart (literally, they're taking out the entire ceiling, including lath and support beams right now) and i don't want ... Read on »
AWESOME!!!!!!!!! by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health asher went in for his weight check this afternoon. now, remember in June 2008, asher weighed 12.4kg (27.28 lbs) in April 2010, asher weighed 12.8 kg (28.26 lbs) 3 w ... Read on »
well, it's a day... by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health so here's the day so far: bram was complaining this morning that he couldn't walk, but he usually says that when he's tired, so i sent him to school. i figured that once he ... Read on »
a song by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health (to be sung to the tune of "i'm a little teapot") i'm a little robot and a boy, i am real and not a toy i can run and jump and laugh and play i'm growing bigger every ... Read on »
things uttered today by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health at 6:20 am: "yes, asher, you can have pepperoni pizza for breakfast." at the dollar store: "asher, what do you want for a treat?" "i want one of dese, mommy" (points ... Read on »
ugh by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health wow, the last few months have been rough. really rough. brutally rough. asher has been through the ringer so many times, and frankly, i feel like i've had the crap kicked ou ... Read on »
oh, well, this is just too exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health what a way to start the day!!!! i can't believe we're actually here already; it's like some sort of wonderful dream!! fyi, i'm writing this post in mid-air, because i'm just ... Read on »
holy calendars, batman!! do you know what tomorrow is?!?!?!?!?!?! by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health THE TRANSITION TEAM MEETING AT ASHER'S SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that's right, folks, tomorrow morning, i will be sitting down with the Learning Support teacher ... 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 »
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 »
talked to the doc... by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health and there's good news and bad news. good news first: so far, the blood culture is negative, which means that, at this time, sepsis has been ruled out. so that's AWESOME!! ... Read on »
how we got here by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health well, asher's still sleeping, so i have a bit of time, so i thought i'd fill you in on the events of the last couple days while i have the chance. asher came home from ed ... Read on »
i don't have much time, so this will be a very quick post. by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health thanks, wen, for updating for me. but now i'm updating again. forget what wendy wrote about dehydration and migraine. that's likely not it. not by a long shot, actuall ... Read on »
Asher Update by Heather Heywood Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Heather asked me to update her blog.   Looks like Asher is being admitted with suspected migraine and possible dehydration.   He's really lethargic, no appetite and his bp & ... Read on »