Chapter 14

Chapter 14 – Something Not Quite Right (final)

Paige rubs her eyes and pulls her blanket close. She tickles her nose and sniffs the blanket, her nostrils inhaling deeply and flaring back out erratically. She sucks furiously on her pacifier. “I know you’re getting tired, Sweetie,” I whisper, kissing her temple. “We’ll be done soon.” Dr. Hertford comes back and sits down at… Continue reading Chapter 14 – Something Not Quite Right (final)

Chapter 14

Chapter 14 – Something’s Not Quite Right (part 2)

March 10, 2009: There are many factors, which may be contributing to Paige’s presentation, including her prematurity, lack of prenatal care, and the drug exposure.* I sit in front of a corner desk in an examination room. Paige sits on my lap, smelling of diaper cream and baby shampoo. Her skin is smooth and tender, slightly… Continue reading Chapter 14 – Something’s Not Quite Right (part 2)

Chapter 14

Chapter 14 – Something’s Not Quite Right

CHAPTER 14 SOMETHING’S NOT QUITE RIGHT March 2009: Paige does lots of screaming and shrieking and much of the time I cannot discern the reason. Her moods are often bipolar; shrieking with laughter one moment and in tears the next… It’s hard for me to be sympathetic when she’s obviously upset about something as stupid as taking off her… Continue reading Chapter 14 – Something’s Not Quite Right