Return to Disney

My birthday was a couple of weeks ago. My sister and her family came to visit – it was her birthday too. They wanted to go to California Adventure and Disneyland. This is not something we have cared to do with Magnolia, again. The last time we went to Disney, was the day after Magnolia’s diagnosis.[…]

It’s not if, its when…

The News We’ve Been Waiting for: “Gene Therapy Program for Rett Syndrome will be advanced by biotech company.” Last week RSRT sent out an email announcing they will be going to a Gene therapy trial for Rett. Reading those words took my breath away. I froze for a moment. My hands were shaking. Since Maggie was diagnosed, I[…]

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Palm Springs

A couple of weeks ago, we took a little weekend trip to the desert because nothing says relaxing like 109 degree temperatures.  It started out auspiciously with Maggie unable to calm her body, communicate her wants or regulate her body temperature.  The last one was a new discovery.  She’s always run a little hot, but[…]

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In December, our daughter, Magnolia was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome which is a rare neurological disorder. Because of Rett, scoliosis, seizures, feeding tube surgery, loss of mobility, loss of useful hand control and an inability to talk are all things she will possibly deal with over the course of her life. It happens randomly. It can[…]

Hand over hand battle

For the longest time it has felt like we were losing the battle with hand function.  Stopping any more loss of functions for Maggie has been yet another one of our primary goals, since the diagnosis.  We spend most of everyday, watching what she can do, discussing what we saw that day and figuring out ways[…]

The Houston Report

This trip to Houston was a little different than the last one.  At the last one we were nervous and everything turned out as good as could be expected.  This time we weren’t nervous and we didn’t feel like it turned out quite as well. We didn’t get to see her GI doctor since she[…]

Back to Houston

After a really great and relaxing week spent with family, swimming every day and getting eaten alive by mosquitos, we’re going back to Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston today – the mecca for Rett research.  We’re going to see Maggie’s neurologist and gi doctor as well as meet a new physical medical rehabilitation doctor.  It’ll[…]