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Alisa. 37. New Hampshire. Married for almost three years to this wonderful, funny, smart guy. Previously married. Went through in-vitro fertilization to have my five year old magical son Keegan. Stepmother to the charming Isabelle (6). Gushingly in love with our baby boy Harper(1). Policy Wonk and dreaded bureaucrat. Lover of fine cuisine, honeybees, truly romantic moments and the underdog.
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Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
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Home Again

We are home. We were discharged this afternoon around 4pm. After consultation with a pediatric infectious disease specialist Harper is on a combination oral antibiotic for the next ten days. They don't like to use it in babies this young but tests show it will work on this MRSA. His strain is a particularly nasty one. He also has thrush now because the antibiotics are knocking out the good stuff too. So we have a different antibiotic for that one. Harper did not sleep all afternoon so he was out cold here at home. I hope this doesn't mean we will have a rough night. It is so great just to be home and in our own space. I hated working around the IV stand and worrying about crimping the line. And all the poking and blood draws and noises. All the reasons people can't wait to get out of hospitals. Everyone kept saying how good he looked and what a healthy baby he was (despite the infection.) Oh and how cute he is, which is really a compliment to Jeff since he looks just like him. We are on high hand washing alert and nobody touching the baby policy too until we are all clear. Harper could be his own MRSA carrier so we have to watch for any future infections. We have a pediatric ophthalmologist appointment tomorrow to hopefully address the blocked tear duct that started all of this.

We are still pissed at all of the inappropriate prescribers and users of antibiotics that created this super bug that attacked our boy. He is still the sweet cuddlebug he has always been. And as of today he is no longer a newborn since he is over 28 days old. Now we have an infant.

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