I’ve been having lots of fun playing around and figuring out my new toy (my new camera lense!). So this week I have some visuals to accompany my three things.
This week’s theme: Love where we live.
1. It’s still the middle of a deep-freeze winter for most of the country, but here on the southern west coast we are loving the dry grounds, green grass, mild temps, and blue skies. Lots of fun on the swings lately…
2. This video has been making its rounds on Facebook this week. So awesome. I love how wild and free the west coast of this island is.
3. And now for something dwarfism related. While I love this place and would have a hard time living anywhere else (been there, done that, don’t want to do it again!)…we live in a medium-sized town and most of Declan’s care providers have never had a patient with dwarfism before. The pediatrician who happened to be on call the night Declan was born offered to take him on as a patient…and we haven’t looked back. She has been wonderful. Proactive, thorough, resourceful. Many of the specialists we see are in the ‘big city’ closest to us (about 1 hour away), and very few have had patients with dwarfism before…so while they are an expert in their field (ears/nose/throat, orthopedics, ophthalmology, neurology), they are far from an expert on dwarfism or achondroplasia. That said, they have all been pretty great so far, and when Declan’s neurologist was uncertain of his MRI results, she didn’t hesitate sending us over to the mainland (Vancouver) to the Children’s hospital. So while it may require a bit of travel…I love it here, we love it here, it’s home. And I can’t imagine being anywhere else.