Category Archives: Emmett John




It looks like it will be a very long night

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Just a quick update. I mentioned in the last post that Emmett woke up and wasn’t able to go back to sleep because of his sore throat. It turns out that Emmett is still unable to go back to sleep and I’m now sitting in a chair, while he’s trying… Read more »







Both kids are getting sick but Elliott is getting worse

Both boys are going to be home again today. They are both sick and Elliott is becoming concerning because of his fever, congestion and cough. He’s probably just dealing with a cold but he and Emmett both will be seen by their pediatrician today. Emmett was directly exposed to Whooping… Read more »







This is an unbelievably busy week

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It’s going to be a seriously busy week and it’s going to involve a great deal of driving. Elliott has an appointment at Akron Children’s Hospital in the morning. This is for a medication check with the behavioral health center. The drive will likely be longer than the actual appointment… Read more »







Emmett is scared to death he has #whoopingcough and here’s how we’re handling it

We’ve been very careful what we said around Emmett but he looked it up himself and that has him terrified. At that point, we felt it best to be very honest with him about what Whooping Cough is.







Emmett’s pediatrician has decided how to handle his exposure to #whoopingcough

What makes this particular situation an exception to that rule is that Emmett had direct exposure to someone with Whooping Cough and we have someone in the home with a compromised immune system.







Here’s what happened today

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It’s been a really, really long day but I think I’m finally done. Here’s a couple notable things about our trip. Emmett’s appointment went fine. Akron Children’s Hospital never disappoints. We truly are lucky to live in proximity. The exam itself only took a few minutes and his old prescription… Read more »







Emmett and I made it to the always amazing @AkronChildrens hospital for his eye appointment

Emmett and I battled horrendous traffic, while drinking dangerously hot – hot chocolate, in order to get to Akron Children’s Hospital for his desperately needed eye appointment. Actually, traffic wasn’t too bad today but the hot chocolate was seriously hot and Emmett does need new glasses in a very bad… Read more »


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