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Allison Porter
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The end of April, 2008; "Becoming an External Organ"

Posted on July 16, 2010 at 12:30am 0 Comments

When Lyra was first admitted into the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Oakland Children's Hospital two and a half years ago, we were clueless as to what was happening. She had been airlifted from Memorial Hospital in Santa Rosa, California, where a team of twelve emergency room staff members spent two and a half hours stabilizing her condition. She had slipped into a coma immediately after admission into Memorial.

Lyra, Ron and I had spent the day before this in a different hospital… Continue

Today: Larkspur, Dr. Ranadive and more sweet life lessons

Posted on July 14, 2010 at 11:01pm 0 Comments

Listening to Ron play guitar as I write. An aching in my shoulders and my right wrist.... bad ergonomics at my computer. Starting to type with my left hand only. Much slower. Oh well.

Lyra had her appointment with her endocrinologist today. Her doctor is a beautiful, smart young woman with a twinkle in her eye, and clearly a soft spot for children with special needs.

The appointment went well. Lyra's A1c is coming… Continue

What is type 1 diabetes? or Does God Wear Shoes?

Posted on July 14, 2010 at 12:30am 0 Comments

This afternoon, as my three year old Lyra was getting her shoes on to go for a ride on her bicycle, she sweetly looked up at me and asked, "Mommy, does God wear shoes?" I thought about it and realized that it was a really good question. I have no idea, I thought to myself. After considering all the options, I let her know it was a great question, and that I did not know. As soon as she got her shoes on, she excitedly proceeded to get her helmet on, jump on her bike and pedal.

Lyra was… Continue

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At 2:30am on September 2, 2010, One Day On Earth said…
Thank you so much for sharing...very touching stuff

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Focus of Study/axe de l'étude/foco de estudio
General Studies, Psychology, Spanish, Feldenkrais Method
What languages do you speak?
English adn Spanish
What did you film on 12.12.12?
A day in the life of an environmentally conscious, artistic, 'outdoorsy', loving family with a three year old with type 1 diabetes (having been diagnosed at ten months old).

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