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Helpful Books for Anxious Kids

Coming out on the other side of a life-threatening medical diagnosis and the ensuing treatment takes a lot of ingenuity and resources. We’ve run the gamete looking for ways to help Jack deal with anxiety and depression during and after his bout with cancer, including various types of therapy and a whole lot of books.

Reconstructing The Past

Jack is starting therapy soon to address the post-traumatic stress issues that are causing us all concern. The short term goal is to address the  needle phobia associated with it, which is more accurately described as a “lab-induced panic spiral,”…

Too Many Things

Yesterday involved a lot of things. Too many things, which ended up overwhelming me. These things included: Cleaning up the bloody nose Jack had when he awoke. And then worrying if this was a sign of low platelets (it wasn’t).…

Delayed Reactions

Jack’s out of the hospital. Thank goodness. Today he is at his first Cancer Clinic appointment getting an infusion of chemo. I’m looking forward to him coming home, and hope he isn’t too sick afterward. I keep trying to tell…

Truthiness Day 4: Forgiveness

Day 04 → Something you have to forgive someone for. (I have a problem with this “have to” business.  I don’t have to forgive anyone.  I prefer “like to.”) There is still many things that happened during my split with…