The YouTube Life - Kind of...

Recently we decided to spend a lot of our energy updating our friends and family about Teddy and Dot on YouTube. We realized we have been...

Teddy Update

Some of you are familiar with what has been happening with Teddy the past several days but some are not. We came to the ED at OHSU on...

Not Quite Right

After going home on Friday November 15th we watched Teddy carefully. He was still just a few days out of surgery and we wanted to be sure...

Little Brother

Baby boy Halligan was due October 6. Early on in pregnancy I had a blood test and we found out he has Trisomy 21, also known as Down...

Yummy yum yum yum

Turns out I'm not very good at keeping a blog updated!! Here we are, five months since my last post and update on Dottie. Back in June we...

June 27, 2019

Another Six Months The past six months have been mostly wonderful with a few setbacks. Dottie is growing and so healthy with her HPEN...

March 16, 2019

One Year!! One year ago today we brought Dottie home from the hospital. After 75 days it was finally our time to say goodbye to what had...

January 1, 2019

Girl Wonder Woohoo, we did it! Dottie turned one year old (Dec. 31st) and is, all things considered, so very healthy. She is 29 1/2...

November 10-12

Our Magic Number 100.5- this is our magic number When Dottie gets a temperature of 100.5 (a fever) we head to the ER, these are the...

October 1, 2018

It's been too long The leaves are beginning to change color once again, going from green to orange, yellow, or red and then to brown. As...

June 20, 2018

Defying Science Today Dottie had a checkup with the GI doctor and nutritionist. It was an early morning and a long drive to Doernbecher...

May 29, 2018

Good News! Today we went to Doernbecher's for an ultrasound on Dottie's right leg. This was to check for the blood clots Dottie had while...

April 16, 2018

Home Sweet Home Dearest Family and Friends, We have been home just over four weeks now. Our time together has been sweet, and often...

Thursday March 15, 2018

Day 75 Journal entry by Megan Halligan — Mar 16, 2018 Thursday March 15, 2018 Tomorrow marks day 75 in the hospital, Dottie’s 76th day of...

March 4, 2017

IV It’s been quite a day. Dottie needed an IV for a blood infusion (getting extra blood) and surgery tomorrow (for the Hickman line). If...

March 1, 2018

Two Months Old! Tuesday Dottie's nurse going off shift at the end of the night thought her right leg might be a bit swollen. This is the...

February 23, 2018

Slow and Steady Dottie continues to make progress. We know this process will take awhile to figure out, how much food can she take in...

February 12, 2018

Care Conference We had a meeting today with our team of doctors. This was an opportunity to touch base and hear from each person their...

February 7, 2018

A Little Milk Our dearest Dottie is looking good. When she's awake her eyes are wide open and she looks around with curiosity. We love...

February 3, 2018

Test Results Yesterday morning (Friday) Dottie’s x-ray showed that the contrast done earlier this week had cleared. At 2:00 she went in...

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