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Primed, by Kate Hopper

By Kate Hopper

Hopper_Ready coverMy daughter, Stella, is almost four weeks old. I sit next to her bassinet in the Special Care Nursery waiting for the doctor to do her daily rounds. Stella, who was born two months early, has had trouble nursing, but it’s even worse now that they’ve started giving her bottles at night when I’m not here. So I’m ready to do battle with the doctor today.When Dr. Lanning approaches, I stand. But before I can say anything about Stella’s nursing strike, Dr. Lanning says, “So, I have the results of the brain scan.”

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