Featured Blog Posts – June 2010 Archive (3)

Sunday nights

Happens every time. Mom gets on the phone. Some light goes on and your children have a question or problem that needs immediate attention. "Let me call you back."

Same with acute illness. It’s Sunday evening and you wrap up the weekend. And suddenly, your little one complains. Sometimes it is a stomach ache, easily explained by a weekend of activity and a little too much of something. Other times, it is more serious, something you cannot put your finger on, but you have the sense that… Continue

Added by Pat Furlong on June 16, 2010 at 2:05pm — 1 Comment

Reversing the question – parents helping children; children helping parents. Is there a middle?

I just returned from a meeting in Europe and one of the best things about these meetings is hearing stories of families, listening to experiences, and learning about those special times when a child’s insight makes us stop in our tracks. It is not about criticism or what is wrong, right, or in between. It is just about those times when we find our hearts’ making a recording that we will remember all the days of our life.

One mom talked about all the things she was doing for her son.… Continue

Added by Pat Furlong on June 15, 2010 at 10:32am — 6 Comments

Washington Week in Review

Did I miss Spring? I spent the last week of May in Washington, DC. I had meetings on Monday and Tuesday centered around regulatory issues (FDA and OOPD), compounds, small clinical trials, webinars, and workshops in the planning stages and tossing around some ideas about how to design new models for trials, or how we might encourage companies to think a bit outside the box. Discussions like this are like taking a breath of fresh air into your lungs. I find them invigorating, hopeful, and… Continue

Added by Pat Furlong on June 10, 2010 at 12:14pm — 2 Comments

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