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It was great to see everyone in Thursday’s Burn Clinic appointment.  Don’s surgeon wasn’t able to make it but Dr. G (rehab) and Nurse Julie were there.  They really couldn’t believe how great Don’s skin looks now.  We talked about … Continue reading

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Burn Clinic on Thursday

Barring any unforeseen conflicts, we have our interdisciplinary burn clinic appointment this Thursday.  We haven’t met with the doctors and nurses that have been with Don from the beginning (almost a year, can you believe it?) since early May.  Pretty … Continue reading

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Paper collage

Here’s what I made during our Maine vacation.  Fun project.

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Thinking about Dave

I can’t stop thinking about Dave and his family in the Burn ICU, struggling to understand what just happened to the life they knew and what will they face in the days, weeks, months and years to come.  I know … Continue reading

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Another burn patient

Today we read in the Denver Post about a man (Dave) who was in a house fire two weeks ago while painting in the basement.  He was burned over 80% of his body and at 50 years of age was … Continue reading

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The Maine life

We’ve been in Sedgwick, Maine for a few days now.  It’s amazing how much the oxygen and moisture are helping Don’s skin.  Now if I could just get him to get in the ocean……. the water’s 62 degrees so I’m … Continue reading

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Hello everyone

For burn survivors and their caregivers and anyone dealing with tragedy or just wanting to live a healthier, more positive life, this site will provide useful information. All the best, Betsy

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