Note: See Part 1 from June 13 and Part 2 from July 18. Part 1 began with: After hearing the doctors’ recital of possible outcomes (in “Just Like Any…
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“I wish you liked Theo more,” I said to my friend Lisa. “I’m not crazy about surly teenagers,” she answered. Knowing she had two teens of her own, and…
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Note: See Part 1 from June 13. Possible outcomes Part 1: Blind Can’t walk or talk Part 2: Cerebral palsy Developmental delays Part 3: Learning…
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How to Civilize a Young Man
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After hearing the doctors’ recital of possible outcomes (in “Just Like Any Other Baby,” Mar. 15), I remember reviewing them in my mind and gauging them…
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Speech and Language at Home
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Ways People Talk About the Brain
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The first summer of the pandemic, we learned that one of my cousins had COVID. Theo asked a lot of questions about who she was and what were her…
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Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s stages of grief don’t include the effect on one’s faith or spirituality, not specifically. Presumably therapists who do grief…
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Post-its are stuck on the walls in key places around our house, saying things like “Take a deep breath” and “Don’t overtalk.” These are reminders to me…
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At the NICU
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Dear readers, We are five posts in! This is the sixth. So far, the story has included introductory stuff and scenes from the earliest days of Theo's…
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