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January 04, 2009


I'm so sorry. I hope that's it, all just a result of too much reveling in the holiday spirit, now to be gone, gone. Poor kid.

I am so, so sorry that 2009 is off to such a rough start. Here's hoping and praying that things smooth out soon!

I am so very sorry that Kathryn is suffering from seizures, my heart goes out to you and The Mom. As a parent,I know we would take the place of our children when they suffer or get hurt and the helplessness we feel when we can't. I am hoping and praying that Kathryn's health improves. Your honesty and your brilliant writing is truly inspiring, thank you for sharing.

Oh My, Oh My Oh My. And how mature and aware she is about it all. Sweet Gal.

Happy and Healthy New Year to you and yours!

That's not a good year at all.

I'm so sorry.

I just wanted to say that you and your family are in my thoughts. I hope you and the doctors are able to get Kathryn's seizures under more control. I wish you guys a healthier new year.

Still a faithful reader,


That's awful. I'm delurking to wish you all a medical change of pace swiftly.

Oh, I'm so sorry, poor Kathryn, and poor you and The Mom. I hope she gets past this setback very soon and that 2009 improves very soon for all of you.

I hope the rest of 2009 is much better than these first 4 days. I can't imagine what it's like to watch your child go through that. Sending hugs and good vibes and fairy dust to the whole family. I wish I could do more than that. When the magic wand finally comes in the mail I will waive it and banish Kathryn's siezures. And the twins' vomiting.

I wish I knew what was going on with Kathryn. I wish I could give you some tips, or tricks, or something to make it better. It hurts me knowing that you only want to heal her, to stop this from happening, and sometimes it seems you're powerless to do so.

Since I don't know what to tell you, I will tell you this: you and your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers, and just know there's people in Central NY sending healing thoughts your way.

That sucks beyond sucketh. Your poor, brave little girl. I hope that 2009 brings a medical regimen that can help keep the seizures at bay.

I watched Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin on CNN. I hate to see Dick Clark struggle like that. I'm glad for him that they still have him do it, but I can't watch it.

What a scary way to start the new year. I hope things get better for her.

Keeping Kathryn in my prayers.

all clouds have silver linings... I think your family needs some new clouds though, the ones you are under have somewhat tarnished silver linings.

I hope that the new year takes a turn for the better and that everyone has a healthy 2009 overall.

Oh, crap. I'm so sorry to hear about Kathryn... Sending hugs and prayers.

Thanks, everyone. I really mean that. It is so great to have a support system like you guys, if for no other reason than it takes a lot of the pressure off my wife. She's not so good at the whole validating-my-emotions thing.

As an update, two nights back in New Jersey = two nights seizure free, so far. Maybe it's the chemicals in the air...

I so hope that the seizure-free nights continue. Scary doesn't even cover it...I'll be thinking about all of you.

That so stinks. Where's that magical fairy that waves her wand and makes everything better?

new Jersey = magic potion? I have not heard of such elixir. I will be thinking of your Kathryn.

i love and hate how kids can be so accepting of their medical issues. that she knows what's happened, what's happening, and knows what she's supposed to do to deal with it is heartbreaking, and yet how much sadder would it be if she were totally bewildered, and even more scared than she already is. it's amazing how these goofy, squishy things that sometimes still have to be told how to put food in their own mouths can develop warrior's spirits. i'm as sorry for kathryn's condition as i am for my own daughter's illness, but i am so extraordinarily proud of how they cope with them.

This makes my heart hurt in so many ways.

Please 2009, be nicer to Kathryn than that bitch 2008 was.
That was no way to ring in the New Year.

Ha! Yeah, all that fresh NJ air.

To add a note of hope, I had mysterious seizures for a year, and then they just . . . went away. Six years seizure-free now. I hope Kathryn's likewise vanish without lasting ill effect.

(Also: Dick Clark doing the new year's thing is one reason I'm glad we don't have TV anymore.)

You're holding that little girl tight, right? And you tell her that you're going to hold her and never let her go and that everything's going to be ok, right? And you and The Mom are doing the same for each other, right? Maybe you need to squeeze tighter. And look on the bright side -- no matter how bad things get for Kathryn, she will never look or sound as awful as Dick Clark.

Virtual hugs from across the Pond. Kathryn is mature beyond her years through all her adversities.
I have everything crossed for the Lookydaddy family - even things that haven't crossed for
many a year.

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