Monthly Archives: September 2012

Lead and mercury test results

A few weeks ago we had Gracie’s blood tested for lead, mercury, and arsenic levels, per the Stem Cell Institute’s request.  Good news:  no lead or mercury was detected.  Detection limits were 1 ug/dL.  That’s 1 microgram per deciliter, or … Continue reading

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Walk a mile in her shoes…

How ironic it is that we wheel Gracie around everywhere we go in public. I say this because about a month ago she has started up a new self-stimulatory behavior:  pacing. I captured a photo of her walking (see above), but … Continue reading

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Toe blistering

As the Ronald McDonald plate eating crisis subsides, Kristine is changing Gracie’s diaper and notices large blisters on almost all of Gracie’s toes.  One blister popped, leaving a relatively large flap of skin hanging off the middle toe on her left … Continue reading

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Ronald McDonald and the Poison Center

Last Saturday I was in the kitchen while Gracie was eating her breakfast, and I heard sharp cracking sound.  I thought it was her sippy cup hitting the wood floor in the dining area.  A few minutes later I went … Continue reading

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Gracie loves to swim

Here’s Gracie with her grandmother and sister, swimming in a pool during a visit to St. Augustine.  What a neat place to visit!  Anyway, Gracie absolutely loves being in the water.  We try to indulge her love for being in … Continue reading

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Sister bond

Gracie’s birthday this past March Hi!  My name is Gabrielle.  My sister Gracie was celebrating her birthday at her grandparents house. I could tell by the looks on her face that she was ready to dig into her ice cream cake. … Continue reading

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Dora lost at sea

I should have known better.  Letting Gracie walk around on the Cocoa Beach pier with her Dora sippy cup was asking for it.  Before we could do anything to stop it, the cup goes sailing over the rails and into … Continue reading

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