Category Archives: kids

No Longer 18

I’m no longer 18. I can feel the difference. After decades of celebrating my 21st birthday, the strain on the bones, tendons, joints, muscles and ligaments is obvious. Every time I submit an ID document or fill in a form, … Continue reading

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Prayertime

Ooh the joy of having a dentist as a mom! J now prays this every night.“Dear Jesus, Make all the black hearts white hearts by your precious blood. Make all the bad people good people and make all the dirty … Continue reading

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Train watching

J’s favorite activity after a busy Sunday school at church is train watching. The drive back from church takes us across a railway crossing and he must be the only person who gets upset if the gates are open and … Continue reading

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Swallowed!

– Parents watch eight month month old child play with a toy phone from a distance.– Child slams the phone and breaks it.– Parents recover most of it including a battery.– The night is uneventful.– In the morning they discovered … Continue reading

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Class Captain

Just like the dozens of times before Harini came smiling and bubbly to OPD. This time however she was in her school uniform as she had come straight to the OPD after an exam. She made a little fuss as … Continue reading

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Helpful child!

A very enthusiastic and helpful child I saw in my clinic the other day – wanted to help me examine himself! So there he is – grabbing my stethoscope and placing it in the right places!Left me wondering – do … Continue reading

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Message in a Tshirt

These local Tshirt companies don;t have any idea what they are printing! Most of the time the children I see in OPD have some gibberish written on their Tshirt – half of it unreadable or making no sense at all … Continue reading

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The uncertainty of life – more follow up

You can read the story of Balaji in these two blog entries.Entry 1Entry 2Its been well over a year now and Balaji is doing extremely well. He popped into OPD today with a cold and it was great seeing him … Continue reading

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