Entries by Carrie Tuttle

Wednesday, February 16 — We can say it

I think I mostly love the fact that we have been so busy getting back into “normal” life that I have had a hard time getting to the writing of a “quick” update. Heath had his final/follow-up CT scan, labs, and Hem/onc visit yesterday at Duke. We had to wait 21 days after COVID to […]

Monday, January 17 — Happy birthday, Heath!

14!! Heath turns 14-years-old tomorrow, January 18!! How is that possible? I read something about the fact that he would be eligible for driver’s ed this summer. Seriously? I think about how many times we have had to say that birthdate over the years for all of his medical stuff, especially in the last 6 […]

Tuesday, December 28 – Successful surgery

These words are being written from the new patient tower of Duke Children’s Hospital (which is amazing and huge.) They are also written by a mama with some tears of relief, gratitude, and joy in her eyes. Heath’s surgery went as well as possible. His ostomy “take down” is complete and they took the port […]