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A Mother’s Thoughts and Fears

It’s 630 in the morning, and outside, the sky is dark, but not so black as my mood. Carys is on her way to the children’s hospital in Dublin, and I’m sitting here, chain-drinking coffee while my heart… Read More

The Fairy Child

I got long-listed for the third and final time by Fish… I’m not doing it again. Here is my story. They say that the fairy folk, the Sidhe, are wont to steal a human child, should they wish… Read More

Genetics

Re-blogged from Monday, November 21, 2011. With a few small updates. There is a great article in the Irish Times today about the Reproductive Revolution which is currently taking place in Ireland. It concentrates mainly on infertility and… Read More

Of A.F.O’s and Tooth Decay

All this week, Carys and I have been ‘coping’ with her new A.F.O’s. A.F.O’s are not to be confused with U.F.O’s, although lately, I’ve been wondering about that… Useless F…ing Objects, I think, is the more appropriate terminology…. Read More

Riding the Wave

It occasionally seems to me that some people think raising a child with special needs must be a romantic and heroic thing to do; they give you that look which says you’re doing something noble and good as… Read More

Travelling With Your Special Needs Child

So, I’m not long back from the (almost) annual Walker pilgrimage to the Greek island of Kalymnos, and I’m reminiscing/reviewing the pros and cons of travelling with my special little CFC angel, Carys. As you undoubtedly know by now,… Read More

Stalker

My daughter’s heart is a ticking time-bomb with a fuse of indeterminable length. It could blow at any minute. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. This will be her stalker, prowling along behind her for all of her life. A dangerous killer… Read More