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So far Jackie Ham has created 72 blog entries.

September 3rd 2017 – Keegan Tutrow

2017-09-21T19:39:50-04:00

Keegan was a second grader and was looking forward to a partial school day and plans with a friend to go to the zoo when I got a call from his school nurse.  She told me he was having a horrible headache, and by the time I got him home, it [...]

September 3rd 2017 – Keegan Tutrow 2017-09-21T19:39:50-04:00

August 27th 2017 – Braden Upchurch

2017-08-26T15:39:16-04:00

At 14 weeks into my pregnancy, I found out that I have having monoamniotic twins. This means that I was having identical baby boys, however they were both in the same amniotic sac. This rare condition meant that there was an 85% chance that both boys would die prior to [...]

August 27th 2017 – Braden Upchurch 2017-08-26T15:39:16-04:00

August 20th 2017 – Riley Lesh

2017-08-19T17:16:08-04:00

I found out I was pregnant just a couple of weeks after 9/11.  My doctor set my due date as June 6, 2002.  I was worried about terrorism affecting my pregnancy.  Prematurity never crossed my mind.   I was told that I would be on hospital bedrest for the next 15 weeks.  I [...]

August 20th 2017 – Riley Lesh 2017-08-19T17:16:08-04:00

August 13th 2017- Reagan DeLouch

2019-04-14T13:40:45-04:00

Reagan was two months old when her pediatrician recommended we take her to Riley because she didn't feel as though her head was shaped right. We drove up in December for Dr. Ackerman to take one look at her and say "Oh yeah, she has craniosynostosis." She put Reagan through [...]

August 13th 2017- Reagan DeLouch 2019-04-14T13:40:45-04:00

August 6th 2017 – Anna Plake

2017-08-05T17:21:15-04:00

At first, Anna’s only symptom was walking a little “wobbly,” but over the next few weeks she began to limp, especially after waking in the morning or from a nap. She never really complained, but Anna rarely complained about anything. She was a cooperative baby, always smiling and curious about [...]

August 6th 2017 – Anna Plake 2017-08-05T17:21:15-04:00

July 23rd 2017 – Cecil Meyer

2017-07-23T09:14:21-04:00

Cecil was born in the summer of 2013. When he was 3 months old we began noticing some breathing problems. He would wheeze a lot of the time. His pediatrician gave him some antibiotics to try, and then some others, and then a Nebulizer with several different medications, and on [...]

July 23rd 2017 – Cecil Meyer 2017-07-23T09:14:21-04:00

July 16th 2017 – Caleb Hoppe

2017-07-15T00:24:51-04:00

On May 21, 2012, at 17 months old Caleb went to his Laporte pediatrician for blood work for unexplained bruising. Later that night we got a call from Caleb's pediatrician saying go to South Bend Memorial oncology/hematology for another blood draw. That night in a conference room they told us [...]

July 16th 2017 – Caleb Hoppe 2017-07-15T00:24:51-04:00

July 9th 2017 – Joe Nugent

2017-07-09T12:29:51-04:00

Jon Nugent was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer as a sixth grader in March of 2009 after experiencing seizures. His treatment through Riley Hospital for Children included surgery, chemotherapy and 13 proton therapy sessions. Jon also suffered a stroke, and faced a long recovery where he relearned to walk. Since completing [...]

July 9th 2017 – Joe Nugent 2017-07-09T12:29:51-04:00

July 2, 2017 – Lexi Burpo

2017-07-02T11:14:50-04:00

Lexi is a spunky, outgoing, athletic, kind-hearted little girl. She is extremely active and loves to play soccer and do gymnastics! Lexi doesn’t know a stranger, and while she may try to come off as bashful when she first meets someone new, they are sure to be her new best [...]

July 2, 2017 – Lexi Burpo 2017-07-02T11:14:50-04:00

June 18, 2017- Meredith Brooks

2017-06-18T11:59:08-04:00

My name is Merideth, I'm 17 and I have POTS. POTS is short for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and it's a malfunction of the autonomic nervous system in your brain, one of the leading POTS specialists in the country compares the symptoms to that of congestive heart failure. Your brain [...]

June 18, 2017- Meredith Brooks 2017-06-18T11:59:08-04:00

June 11, 2017 – Addison Misch

2017-06-10T14:26:30-04:00

On Myrtle Beach vacation of summer 2013, I (mom) found Addison standing in the condo bedroom doing a very strange shaking spell.  Her elbows were bent up and her hands/ arms were both shaking like she was trying to shake off excess water.  She was also spinning in a slow, lethargic [...]

June 11, 2017 – Addison Misch 2017-06-10T14:26:30-04:00