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And then there was vagina

May 9th, 2011 | Posted by Joe in Audrey | c-section | crying | family | hospital | labor - (7 Comments)

When people asked if we were going to find out the sex of our second child, I would answer with “Sarah decided she wants it to be a surprise, which means I have to let it be a surprise too,” or some other blame-it-on-the-wife variation. I acted spiteful, as if the future of civilization depended …
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Perspective

January 13th, 2011 | Posted by Joe in hospital | parenting - (6 Comments)

Due to the nature of what I do for a living, I see a lot of strange, funny, normal, and sad things. As I’m sure we all do. In my case, it’s not uncommon for me to work around confused, sick, or dying people. It hurts me deep within my soul to look into the …
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It happened last night

June 16th, 2009 | Posted by Joe in grief | hospital | irrational dad | nightmares | Tyler - (10 Comments)

Tyler had to have emergency brain surgery. Everything happened so suddenly that the only thing I remember clearly was being in the recovery room. I remember holding Sarah’s hand, and looking down on a son that didn’t recognize us. The uncertainty of us ever leading a "normal" life again tightened in my chest and made …
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When in Rome… go to the hospital

September 26th, 2008 | Posted by Joe in allergies | games | hospital | joe - (4 Comments)

Do you mind if I do a non-Tyler, non-parenthood post today? I had to fly to Nashville, TN on Tuesday. With the work that I do, I don’t necessarily have co-workers. I work alone 99% of the time. So do all the other reps around the country. So, our region has quarterly meetings where we …
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