Comics, love and life

Finally Heading Home.

THE BACKSTORY: There was a lot of concern about how well Blue was going to be able to move around and lift Ember after leaving the hospital, but she handled it like a boss. It was so beautiful to see her and Ember together, there were many wonderful eye-watering moments watching them bond together.

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So Close And Yet So Far

THE BACKSTORY: Marco had a bit of whatever was putting Blue under the weather before the baby’s delivery, but the OHSU staff didn’t seem too concerned about it.  The staff did a really good job to make sure we were all seeing Ember through the whole monitoring process, which was probably about 3 hours, but […]

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A Spark From Within.

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Controlled Poison

THE BACKSTORY: The operating room was a surreal experience, especially once the surgery started.  “Tugging” was a bit of an understatement, there were moments were it looked like Blue’s torso was being shoved around.  Not that we could actually see much that was happening as there was a large blue tarp that covered our view […]

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Nothing From The Nipples Down.

THE BACKSTORY: That last panel depicts a moment that was particularly important for Blue.  During the whole procedure. she felt very attached to this nurse, who had been incredibly comforting and grounding.  Blue mentions in memory that, as she was receiving her epidural, the nurse held her in a way that was incredibly intimate and […]

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About To Get Cut Open, No Big Deal.

THE BACKSTORY: Blue’s anesthesiologist had a really intense energy about him, I’m not sure if the first panel really does him justice.  That kind of energy can be reassuring, but major surgery is still major surgery.  The whole evening as I was thinking about Blue’s cesarean, I kept trying to hold back all the disaster fantasies […]

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One Support Person…?

THE BACKSTORY: Marco took Blue to the hospital while I tried to meet a deadline on coloring an issue of Plants Vs. Zombies at the new house.  All at the same time, me and Marco were supposed to finish the final parts of moving out of the old house with the horrible housemates, and all […]

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