Parentology with Paula – Charlotte’s Story

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This morning, Charlotte’s Story aired on channel CW15 Albany on the Parentology with Paula show. We had been interviewed by show reporter Aliz Koletas toward the end of February, in what was a great sit down interview style recording.  We covered all that we went though back at the start of 2009, just two short … Read more…

TEAM Charlotte: Fever, Inpatient, and a Missed Benefit

Well, here we are… Sitting in a private room in D7North Ward of the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center.  This all started about 20-hours ago, about midnight on Thursday night.  Charlotte woke up in a sweat, had a fever (101.9 F) and wouldn’t go back to sleep.  In the morning JoAnn called the Oncology … Read more…

CHARLOTTE UPDATE: Second Round of Chemotherapy

We are now home from a long weekend at Albany Medical Center.  We checked in on Thursday evening to get Charlotte started on hydration.  Daddy did the night-shift, allowing Mommy to get a half-good night of sleep at the Ronald McDonald House. Chemo was eventually started at about 11:30am on Friday, having the 4-hour Cisplatin … Read more…

CHARLOTTE UPDATE: Headed back to Albany Med

Well, Charlotte didn’t drink anything again today.    And didn’t eat anything apart from a single spoonful of breakfast cereal, and then some mandarin orange slices in the afternoon. We called the clinic again from Granny and Poppa’s house when we went to pick her up, and the on-call doctor said we need to be … Read more…

CHARLOTTE UPDATE: Re-hydration at Albany Med

Well, Charlotte had not really drunk anything since Sunday, so this was starting to concern both of us.  She was also constipated and had not had a messy diaper since Sunday morning.  We had attempted to give her medication for the constipation, but this was difficult as she was not drinking any liquids. We contacted … Read more…