Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Training Adam [Hard Hits 3]!

Training Adam [Hard Hits 3] is now available on Amazon! You can follow this link to purchase!

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Training Levi [Hard Hits 4] will be released June 22nd. I'll keep you posted. Also, Training Cole [Hard Hits 5] is slated to be released in August!

Have a great Hump Day! I'll be on a field trip with my Kindergartener today! It's going to be rocking 90 today here in Cincinnati. I'm hoping it doesn't get that hot while we're out.

~Tatum

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thursday's Balancing Act!

This week is National Eosinophilic Awareness Week. All three of the Throne boys have EoE. Our journey began in 2009. That was when our oldest was finally diagnosed correctly with EoE. Over the next two years our other two children would be diagnosed with EoE. Each one of our boys have very different symptoms. Our oldest presented with anaphylaxis to foods. Our middle son presented with odd throat clearing issues. Our youngest was an extremely picky eater and still doesn't like to eat. He will only drink water and has a very limited diet.

EoE is genetic. My boys were born with it. I actually had a mom ask if it was contagious when her son was playing with my oldest. No, it's not contagious. My boys were born with EoE and had symptoms begin shortly after they were born. For example, failure to thrive, diarrhea, and vomiting.

Each one of our boys is on a different treatment of diet elimination and swallowed steroids. We're trying to manage symptoms and keep as many foods in their diet as we can. My oldest is having trouble right now. He's failed both steroids, but they are trying the first one, Flovent, one more time at the highest dose possible.

We have already decide as a family that we won't go any higher on steroids. The hospital has told us that they do not go any higher on steroids. That leaves us two options, diet elimination or removing all food from his diet and putting him on a medical nutritional formula. Once his EoE is in check, we can reintroduce food one at a time. He would have an upper endoscopy to see if he's passed that food. My oldest has a very restricted diet as it is due to anaphylactic issues with multiple foods. This summer we will have to make some tough treatment choices. He also sees genetics in the fall to be screened for connective tissue problems. They are finding a correlation between Eosinophilic disorder and connective tissue diseases.

I'm sharing my family's story to bring awareness to Eosinophilic disorders. The Throne boys are amazing little guys. They will never have perfect attendance at school due to hospital days. They are fighters. I'm so proud to be their mom and to walk this path with them. There is no FDA approved treatment option for them. I'm hopeful that one day there will be a treatment option that frees all those who suffer from Eosinophilic disorders.

~Tatum



Monday, May 20, 2013

Monday's Daydreams!

National Eosinophil Awareness Week started on Sunday and the theme is EDUCATE. Our three boys have eosinophilic esophagitis. What is this? It's a condition where his immune system mistakes the proteins found in foods for the same proteins that are found on the surface of bacterial or parasitic cells and sends a specialized cell (eosinophil) to fight off the perceived invader. Because there is nothing to fight off, the eosinophils "hang out" in his esophagus and release chemicals that cause inflammation and tissue damage. This leads to severe pain and other GI symptoms. There is no cure, and no FDA approved treatment for these diseases. Please take time to learn about these disorders.

This wonderful explanation of this awful disease was borrowed from a friend, Melissa S.

All week, I'll be sharing out journey with EoE.

Have a great day!
~Tatum

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Happy Hump Day!

I'm so glad it's Wednesday! It means the weekend is right around the corner. I wanted to thank everyone who has bought Training Adam [Hard Hits 3]. I really appreciate all the reviews. If you haven't reviewed my book, please leave a review for it on Bookstrand. It would be greatly appreciated. I've gotten lots of positive feedback from my fans about this series. I really love writing it.

Today, I'm working on my new series. I'm going to give you one word and one word only to describe the new series. Ready, set...go!

Cowboys...

Of course, it can't all be about cowboys. I'd have to throw some other hunky men in there for variety.

Have a Happy Hump Day!

~Tatum

Friday, May 10, 2013

Fabulous Friday!

Today, I'm across the pond visiting my friend Jennifer Denys' blog! We're discussing the advantages and disadvantages of being owned by one's pet rabbit. I can tell you it's not an easy life. This morning, Coco kidnapped me and wouldn't let me leave his room! He kept running around me and trying to get me to stay. Of course, I did stay and play with him for a really long time, but each time I crept toward the door he chased me down! It was touch and go there for a while. I wasn't sure if I would have to call for help. :o)



This is Coco. This is his house. He owns me.

Jennifer's Blog!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sunday's Farm Report!

I had a lovely 4.5 Kiss Review for Training Ryan. I had to share. Follow this link to read it.

Top2Bottom Reviews

Have a great Sunday!

~Tatum

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Sinfully Sweet Saturday!

I've been working on edits for Training Levi. My book is due to be released in June. I love this story, and I can tell me editor does too. :) Levi is sent to the retraining program. He's been really, really bad!

Today, I'm running out to visit my mom for part of the day and to get my eyes checked. It's going to be a busy weekend. I hope everyone has a great weekend. I'll be swinging by my friend, Jennifer Denys's blog next week! I'll let you know when. You'll hear all about why I had to move my desk out of my office!

Have a great weekend!

~Tatum