Joane Petrie (Dec. 1967 - May 2013)
Four years ago my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. She worked hard in maintaining this website during that time and making sure you get the best possible experience. On May 13th 2013, the day after Mother's Day she was called home to Heaven. She was a beautiful, loving and courageous Christian woman, who gave her all to her family and church. She leaves behind myself and her three children.
I hope to make this website a continued resource for your growing family.
Breast Cancer and Insensitive People
My name is Joane. I am a wife, mother of three and the owner of BabyNameGuide.com. I would like to share a very personal story with you. My hope is that this story gives you the piece-of-mind that you are not alone.
My story begins in April of 2009 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was devastating to me and husband, because you never think of things like cancer at age 41. One moment I'm buying groceries for the family and before I could blink, two weeks later I'm taking chemo treatments (6 rounds total). In September 2009 I had a modified radical mastectomy, then in October-December 2009 I had radiation, in February 2010 I had a Tram Flap reconstruction that took 18 hours with 2 plastic surgeons, 4 days in intensive care and numerous other surgeries that I have lost count. This was an incredibly physically, mentally and spiritually stressful time for me. My 3 children were 10, 7 and 3 at the time. My ten year old was very strong and tried to make our lives easier and my three year old didn't really see it as an issue but my seven year old took the situation very hard. He cried because I lost my hair, felt lonely when the chemo made me sleep and got scared because I was throwing up. This is just a glimpse of my family’s everyday life during this time.
The Wooden Bowl
Article Unkown, BabyNameGuide.com
A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and a four-year old grandson. The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. The family ate together nightly at the dinner table. But the elderly grandfather's shaky hands and failing sight made eating rather difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the glass often milk spilled on the tablecloth. The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess. "We must do something about grandfather," said the son. I've had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor. So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner. There, grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner at the dinner table. Since grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl. Sometimes when the family glanced in grandfather's direction, he had a tear in his eye as he ate alone. Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food. The four-year-old watched it all in silence.
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FDA Warns About SimplyThick
Consumer Alert from FDA, FDA.com
Do not feed the thickening product called SimplyThick to infants born before 37 weeks because it may cause a life-threatening condition.
This advice to parents, caregivers, and health care providers from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is based on reports of infants with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in which tissue in the intestines becomes inflamed and dies.
SimplyThick is a brand of thickening agent-available to consumers and medical centers-to help manage swallowing difficulties. It is sold in packets of individual servings and in 64-ounce dispenser bottles. The product can be purchased from distributors and local pharmacies throughout the United States.
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What Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman
Article by Joane Petrie, BabyNameGuide.com
My husband and I were talking about when we were expecting our first child and how excited we were. One day a family friend said, “WOW you’re really big, you must be ready to POP!” You can only imagine how depressed I was since I was only seven months along. It made me think, I’ve got two more months to go, how many more not so nice things am I going to hear. Every woman who has been, is or will be pregnant will run into that person that will say that thing that offends. I’m talking about that person who is trying to make a joke at your expense, insults you or has an opinion about YOUR pregnancy. So for all you ladies who are moms or moms to be, here is a list of some things that you never say to a pregnant woman. Some may be amusing and some are downright rude.
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