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03/24/2009 at 11:00 AM ET
pacing the panic roomRyan Marshall

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Angela on

About the anesthesia piece….I wonder if they take into account the exposure to epidural anesthesia that 90% of babies in the US encounter. Now THAT is scary.

Vanessa on

Re: Pacing The Panic Room… I love this.

Mia on

panic room-I love the photos and the clothes! It’s a very cool piece, congrats to the family. I bet its a girl hehe.

Emily Rennie on

Awesome! Yet another place where you’re getting exposure Ryan! You know how much I love these!

Sarah on

I’m so glad to see you link to Ryan at Pacing the Panic Room! It’s one of my favorite daddy blogs. Ryan’s a great guy and I love his photos.

mary on

Nobody included my son in on the anesthesia in infancy linked to disabilities. My son was born with a congenital birthmark which by the age of 6 months turned into precancerous cells. It grew very fast and got pretty large. He was put under. Since then he has had the precancerous cells pop up on his body in 5 areas all which he has had to have removed. 4 of them required him to have anesthesia. He gets his body checked out once a year. He is one of the smartest 8 year olds in his class. He is in the 2nd grade and is reading at 5-6th grade level and doing 5 grade math. For those classes he and another child must leave their class room and head to the 5-6 grade classes and participate in math and reading/English Shirley method class. He loves science and math. So no I do not believe that the anesthesia slowed my son down. However it was not until this year that my child caught up emotionally and socially. He was way behind in that department. Long term. Not sure something I will keep an eye on. I know of other children who have had heart surgery hours after birth and they are very smart children, although one of them is socially behind in age but not academically.
I love the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN My sister is a Doctor there. My little cousin had open heart surgery there when he was only hours old. I just think that a larger study should be conducted from around the world and then bring in the statistics.

mp on

Willie the parrot deserves every award in the book!

The Pacing post: “I am so glad we are waiting to you to tell us.” That statement is filled with love.

Ryo on

That’s it – I want a guy like Ryan Marshall.

Sanja on

About Ryan’s posts, does anyone know if they have an older child? In some posts he mentions a brother, but in others it looks like it’s his first pregnancy.

Great blog!

CBB Danielle on

Ryan and Cole have an older son.

mary on

Does anyone know what the diagnosis is for the ‘Littlest buddy’? For those who don’t know he is Ryans step-son, Coles son. It breaks my heart to read that they are so sad. Its sad to know that other parents out there are facing uncertainty.

Sanja on

Thanx Mary! That makes sense, they do have a child, but this is Ryan’s first pregnancy. Hope it’s not anythink too serious:-(

Kim on

For anyone interested, what used to be the forums at TMC has disappeared, so those of us from the forum created our own at

Come check us out! We discuss all things related to motherhood, as well as everything else under the sun.

astrid on

the pacing the panic room posts would be a lot sweeter if they didn’t seem to be a series of ads for american apparel.

Sanja on

Astrid -it is an ad! In Ryan’s commenst you can see that they have financial problems and this is one way they found to make some money while his wife id pregnant. I for one love the idea:-)

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