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  • First School Screening of the New Year!
    on Sep 22, 2013
    The National Pediatric Blood Pressure Awareness Foundation is a passionate pursuit by each and every person that makes the selfless decision to volunteer in our efforts. I am so happy to say that with the amazing help and professionalism by one of th...
  • Big Things on the Horizon
    on Mar 10, 2013
    Every day brings with it new and different experiences.  Some good, some not as wonderful.  I try to look at each new experience as an opportunity to learn.  I hope to perpetually evolve into a better human being.  The negative ex...
  • There is Still Plenty of Change Needed
    on Jan 31, 2013
    It's been a few days since I have made an entry.  In South Louisiana we tend to fluctuate in extreme temperatures this time of year.  This equates to sick children.  Last week it was Conner with gastroenteritis and this week it is Matt...
  • I like to ask alot of questions!
    on Jan 17, 2013
    Due to circumstances beyond anyone's control I have been thrust into medical settings more than I would have liked the past 6 years.  First with Matthew and then with my dad.  I have learned alot from observation.  I chose to ...
  • Why would my child need a little black book?
    on Jan 16, 2013
    If you should ever be the unfortunate parent of a child who requires hospitalization there is something that ranks in the top 3 things that you need to bring with you.  First is your toothbrush, second is a good pair of socks.  And third, a...
  • Don't Fudge on the Numbers!!!!
    on Jan 15, 2013
    Try on this scenario for size.  If this happened to you how would you feel?  Would your trust be shaken?  Would you have complete faith in the patient safety of a facility like this? A mother insisted that a blood pressure...
  • Where's The Ark?
    on Jan 15, 2013
    We are on day 6 or 7 of rain here in South Louisiana.  Yesterday was probably one of the worse weather days I can ever remember in Baton Rouge.  A daytime high in the mid 40's with just nasty, drizzly rain with intermittent downpours. ...
  • Matthew Update!
    on Jan 14, 2013
    September 17th started the latest bout of hospitalizations, tests, and appointments to determine why Matthew was having severe pain and voiding issues.  To bring you up to date, initially a very small kidney stone was found on CT.  This was...
  • What does "Making A Change" mean?
    on Jan 14, 2013
    What is the definition of making a change? I simply see it as believing something that can be made different with action.  Maybe not better, maybe not worse.  Different.  As I set out to change anything it is usualy with the inten...
  • That Doesn't Happen to Kids
    on Jan 14, 2013
    I have had more than a handful of people tell me over the past 5 years that kids can't have high blood pressure.  It is only for older adults.  Guess what....WRONG!  Children can and do have high blood pressure.  5 1/2 years ago I...
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