Monthly Archives: November 2014

What would i like for Christmas? leif kelly. (Angel dad).

What would I like for Christmas?, you might say the list i could tell you is so long. peace on earth, goodwill to all men sounds like the makings of a great little song. What would i like for Christmas?, … Continue reading

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Twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS).

Twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is a random abnormality of a monochorionic placenta that causes one identical twin to receive less than normal amounts of blood supply during pregnancy while the other receives too much. The babies share blood … Continue reading

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CMV CYTOMEGALOVIRUS.

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that is part of the herpes group of viruses, which can also cause cold sores or genital herpes. In most people the CMV does not cause any symptoms and they will not know they are infected. … Continue reading

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THE TREATMENT OF PTSD IN THE BEREAVED PARENT. CAROL KEARNS

The Treatment of PTSD in the Bereaved Parent In the last newsletter we looked at the diagnosis of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and the bereaved parent. Briefly, there are four categories of criteria needed to make this diagnosis. (1) … Continue reading

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P.T.S.D AND THE BEREAVED PARENT. CAROL KEARNS.

PTSD and the Bereaved Parent I was once asked by a bereaved parent if the death of a child can cause PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder). My answer was, “ABSOLUTELY!” The essential feature of this disorder is the development of characteristic … Continue reading

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DADDYS IS BROKEN.

“Daddy is Broken” Where to start What to say My dearest Colin Where are you today My arms hold you not My eyes no longer see You are nowhere to be found You are no longer with me Dearest boy, … Continue reading

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MY NEW NORMAL.

This is now what “normal” is… Normal is having tears waiting behind every smile when you realize someone important is missing from all the important events in your family’s life. Normal for me is trying to decide what to take … Continue reading

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