Melissa Carleton fell into a coma backing March due to a benign brain tumor which caused a seizure. She was kept in a coma at until her baby made it to full term. She delivered her son, West Nataniel Lande, by C-section, in May.
Since delivering her baby, Melissa has woken up from her coma. However, she spent months in the hospital. After being in the hospital for months, she was moved to her parents home, where she was provided with around the clock care according to Bruce Levenson.
She is finally getting to go home and live with her husband again. Which has to be a relief, as he has been commuting 4 ½ hours between where his home and job are located and where her parents live and where she stayed in the hospital.
Right in time to celebrate her son’s first Christmas, Melissa is finally going home. The Saturday after Christmas was the first time she had seen her son in over two months. Right now, Melissa is able to be alert and respond to things happening around her. She is also able to move her feet. However, just like her newborn son, Melissa is going to have to learn how to walk, talk, eat and perform basic functions again. She is technically in a minimally conscious state, and has been fighting to get back. She has a long road in front of her before she is even ready to enter a rehabilitation facility. Her family is hopefully that she will continue to recover and are thankful for all the support they have received
Garrett Peterson is too young to understand 3-D printing, and he is too young to remember the days before this became a part of our lives. Garrett Peterson is too young to realize just what 3-D printing has done for him and the way that it changed his life, but that doesn’t mean that he won’t appreciate it one day.
Garrett Peterson was born in 2012, before we even started to hear a lot about 3-D printing, before it had become something that was in the news often. Garrett Peterson was born with a defective windpipe, and he needed help. Thanks to 3-D printing, this little boy has received the help that he was needing. 3-D printing has allowed little Garrett Peterson to receive a new windpipe, a windpipe that was created just for him. The medical advances that are coming about through 3-D printing are amazing, and Garrett Peterson will appreciate them one day, plus investors like Lee G. Lovett are going to be coming out in droves, and have already shown a ton of interest on services like Angel.co.
My children are pretty well rounded, but my sister’s children are another story. It doesn’t matter what I buy them, or anyone else for that matter, they don’t like it. Part of the problem is because they have so much already that nothing surprises them. There is nothing that brings a glimmer to their eyes and nothing that she can do to tame their mouths. Their displeasure for the gifts they are bought is evident on their faces and in their speech.
How does a parent keep a kid from being disrespectful when someone else has spent so much time and effort picking out the perfect gift? Most people threaten their children with punishment if they open their mouth, but that doesn’t do a thing for their glaring eyes of disappointment. How can a parent tactfully deal with this and not cause a scene?
As I say on my About.me page, my kids are mannered because I trained them to be, they don’t come out of the womb like that. The first time my child embarrassed me in front of a relative was the last. The gift that he didn’t like was given right back to the relative. He was told that he didn’t deserve it and they should give it to a child who didn’t have as much. That’s exactly what happened. It wasn’t that he didn’t want the gift, it was that he had something else in mind and was disappointed.
Dealing with children these days takes an active approach. As parents, we have to say what we are willing to accept and what we are not. When we lay down the law we must stand good on what we say. By encouraging good behavior at a young age, it prevents embarrassing moments when they are older.
The soothing sound of your mother’s voice when you were a child and upset is something everyone remembers. Her voice made everything better even if it seemed like it was the end of the world.
The gift of hearing was given to Ryan Aprea, a beautiful 2-year-old who was born at 25 weeks deaf. This lovable toddler was given a cochlear implant in hopes to aid him in hearing his mother’s voice for the first time. Good fortune came to this babe as he squealed in delight and laughed after hearing his mother speak for the first time. Ryan’s mother is overtaken with joy and reports that now with the implant, Ryan is responding more and making eye contact.
Over 65,000 people all of the world heard this little cherub giggle in delight. Needless to say, this is an excellent Christmas present for this family. Thanks for sending over this heartwarming story Bernardo Chua!
Today’s child wants more presents under the tree than before. They want them piled high and in abundance. But how many gifts is plenty for a child? I see so many families going in debt for gifts that their children will break or lose by the following holiday season. So what is acceptable and what is going to far?
The price ranges will be different for all families, and for Susan McGalla, depending on their budgets. The area of the country and the prices also must be taken into consideration. Children don’t need half of what they get. The rule of thumb is that a child should get four gifts, they should include a need, a want, an article of clothing and something to read. Even the baby Jesus only got three gifts, why do kids now days want so much more?
Handmade gifts are also coming back in a big way. So many are finding that sentimental offerings are much better than store bought junk. Try to make the gifts have meaning. Try to get something that the child can really use, not just the latest fad. Get them something that means something to them or the family heritage. A want should also be included, but don’t go overboard. If a child gets stuff year round, then Christmas doesn’t have to be as celebrated as those who save all their gift giving till this time of year.
While the young Jared Haftel can certainly be charitable in more ways than one, few would expect children as young as 8 years old to be capable of large scale campaigns.
Eight year old Dylan Siegel decided to write a book when he found his friend Jonah Pournazarian suffered from a rare form of liver disorder. The “Chocolate Bar” book priced at $20, managed to generate over 25,000 copies in sale, the proceeds of which will go to University of Florida where Dr David Weinstein is working to find a cure. While there is no cure at the moment, Jonah and Dylan and hopeful a cure will found soon in the near future.
Dylan’s book has been a huge success ever since it was published and the phrase “that is so chocolate bar” is used to denote something that is awesome. Dylan in own words said, “I like to go swimming, that is so chocolate bar.”
Jonah is one of the rare 500 diagnosed with glycogen storage disease type 1b. The disease was considered to be extremely fatal in the 1970’s while Jonah continues to have difficult time managing his illness. The disease has lowered his resistance to bacterial infections and he had to be hospitalized over 20 times last year. He is fed through a tube in his stomach with a mixture of cornstarch and water.
The first picture of your baby. How exciting! And if the baby is still in the womb at the time the image is made, even better. It’s unique, it’s precious, it’s a way of announcing your pregnancy and it may also harm your baby and/or you.
The FDA has issued yet another warning against having an ultrasound done by a non-medical professional who promotes these first baby images as ‘keepsakes’. These non-medical professionals can be found in malls, baby products stores and other public locations where expectant mothers may be found, but mothers-to-be should heed the FDA warning and avoid them.
Ultrasound machines use waves to produce images of your unborn baby. Andrew Heiberger feels they are a safe and useful tool when used by the hand of a professional, but potentially harmful when used by a Johnny-come-lately at the local mall.
Ultrasound tools can and do produce a small amount of heat that can heat tissue up and create small bubbles in some tissues. Tissues of your developing baby. Tissues surrounding your baby. When the ultrasound machine is in the hand of an untrained person, the tendency is to make the session last too long or too require more than one session and the longer and more frequent the ultrasounds are administered, the great the risk of harm to the unborn baby and/or mother.