Helpful Dogs

This story relives an episode with one of our helpful dogs, Archie, and our disabled 6-year-old daughter resulting in a trip to the E.R. The Shar-Pei dogs we had in Maryland were sadly no longer with us. Pugsly was hit and killed by a car and Smoochie was given up because she became mean for some reason with the loss of Pugsly. Sampson was previously returned to his original owner since we were basically just Read More

Home Medical Equipment

We had a lot of home medical equipment in our house which eventually started to take over. People used to joke about our house looking like a hospital and then suddenly we had a daunting collection of medical supplies and equipment. We’re Gonna’ Need a Bigger House We did eventually have to relocate but the main reason was so we could keep up with Erica’s care. Particularly, we needed a single-story house because she became Read More

Lissencephaly: A Personal Narrative

Our 13 year old daughter, Catherine, wrote and read it to her class at St. Mark’s School so they could understand Lissencephaly. We couldn’t be anymore proud! Personal Narrative on Lissencephaly by Catherine Bayliss 10/18/98 Do you believe in angels?  Well, maybe you should read this story, even if you do believe.  There is an angel that has changed my life for all time. At first, my life was happy.  I didn’t need to worry Read More