HAMMONDS’ Home Addition 2018 COMPLETE!

* This is why I haven’t posted much this year. You will understand as you read.  We have been busy. In 2001, the year Bai had the left side of her brain removed, we built our home. Sticks and Stones. We broke ground in late spring and move in at Halloween. We picked a plan… Read More

A Change in the Wind

Good News. I often think of those 2 words as the least used words in my vocabulary in conjunction with one another. Great News! Hahahaha! Yah, those words are like big foot around here. Never seen and seemingly impossible to be real. So, how in 2 weeks time could Bailynn be showered with “Good News”?… Read More

Radio Silence

I think this spring hit me a little harder than I had anticipated. My facebook stream started filling up with happy graduates; children Bai’s age. My feed had post after post of college visits and acceptance letters with smiling families – proud parents. My heart ached. Graduation cards started arriving in the mail and I… Read More

Never as planned

Surgery is not going as planned and Bai could use a little extra prayers this morning. The other girls and I are in the waiting room, and the nurse is making her rounds. Every family is quiet and patiently waiting for their family member to get done. We know this wait. We are too well… Read More

Double Surgery April

Bailynn will be going under the knife twice in April. Sounds like loads of fun right!? NOPE. Her first procedure is April 12th to do a Distal Femoral Osteotomy, hip steroid injection & hamstring release surgery. (this surgery will put her in the hospital overnight) Her second procedure is April 19th to replace her VNS under… Read More

The Rant

I need to rant for a minute. 11 years ago Bob and I paid for home modifications for Bailynn. We put in laminate floors, ramps, put her a bedroom on the first floor and gutted our bathroom to make a roll in shower. This all went beautifully. Let me express that no one helped us… Read More

Fortitude

We are 3 months out from Bailynn turning 18. I can’t believe that. The last few months have been laying out how our spring will look for her. Here in the next few weeks she will get her VNS replaced at Riley (this helps control her seizure activity and they have a new version geared… Read More