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Season 3: Episode 1: What Happens Now?

Copy_of_blink-1024x512-_11_87204.jpgGet ready for Season 3 with a recap of the highs and lows of Season 2 of Blink of an Eye. Louise was reeling in the aftermath of Archer’s cardiac arrest and other medical failures as well as living in gratitude for the medical triumphs of a complicated injury.  After 30 tumultuous days, she and Archer were flying across the country to Atlanta, Georgia in what felt like the wings of angels. In this recap episode, take in the roller coaster of Blink of an Eye’s second season to remind you of your own capacity in crisis. You’ll hear snippets of Louise’s family and friend’s updates, interview excerpts from the medical team and more  — from every episode of the season! So settle in with a cup of tea or coffee for a comprehensive and riveting lookback.

If you want to revisit individual episodes of Season 2, visit our Apple Podcasts page here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/blink-of-an-eye/id1526474466

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Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Sound effects from this episode are from freesound.org.

Music in this episode is:

Poignant Meditative Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8752-poignant-meditative-piano

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Ambient Suspenseful Calm by MusicLFiles

Link:https://filmusic.io/song/8563-ambient-suspenseful-calm

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6189-placid-ambient

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Reach Out and Touch by Diana Ross

On Eagle's Wings by Michael Joncas performed by the Sunday 7pm Choir at St. Francis de Sales Church in Ajax, Ontario, Canada

Immersed by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3900-immersed

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Time to say Goodbye by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8603-time-to-say-goodbye

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6199-emotional-piano-improvisation

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Cinematic Background Sad by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8181-cinematic-background-sad

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Background Sentimental Piano and Cello by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8034-background-sentimental-piano-and-cello

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Peppers Theme by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incomptech.filmmusic.io/song/4998-peppers-theme

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Calm Contemplative Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8663-calm-contemplative-piano

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Calm Reflective Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8022-calm-reflective-piano

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Lonely Fish by Sascha Ende®

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4655-lonely-fish

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Angel Share by Kevin MacLeod

https://filmmusic.io/song/3367-angel-share

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @blinkofaneyepod. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at: www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepodcastTo see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com.

Season 2: Episode 16: Radical Forgiveness

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As Archer’s temperature rose dangerously in his ICU room, Louise was rushing to get ice to pack around him. At the sink next to the ice machine, she ran into someone she didn’t expect to see: the nurse responsible for the medical error that contributed to a cascading sequence of what seemed to be irreversible events. Listen in on what transpired in Season 2: Episode 16: Radical Forgiveness, where Louise ponders this moment and the nuances of medical care for spinal cord injury in an ICU environment full of trauma and pressure.  We all mess up. Is forgiving part of healing? 

In this episode you will hear interview excerpts from:

Bernadette Mauro, the Director of Information and Resources at the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation, who called Louise with a warning to move her son out of AtlantiCare immediately. Louise and Bernadette reflect 5 years later on the nuances of caring for spinal cord injury patients and the medical errors that can happen due to lack of knowledge among staff about complications of SCI.

Dr. Ray Talucci, former Chief of Trauma at Atlanticare, and one of Archer’s main doctors during his time in the Trauma ICU. Louise and Dr. Talucci speak about the specific medical error that caused Archer’s blood pressure to spike and the nuances of medical errors and forgiveness in environments like the ICU.

Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Music in this episode is:

Meditate With Nature  by chilledmusic

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7638-meditate-with-nature-

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6199-emotional-piano-improvisation

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Listen in afterwards to this week’s companion Trauma Healing Learnings episode for new understandings on trauma and tools to navigate your own trauma healing: Trauma Healing Learning 16: Radical Forgiveness.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @blinkofaneyepod. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at our Patreon page

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

Season 2: Episode 10: Little Breakthroughs

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So much was going on, so much was uncertain and uneven as Louise mulled over the decision for Archer to have permanent pacemaker surgery and experienced collaboration with the medical team for the first time. There were tough decisions to make as the Senft family's community surrounded them with love and support in tangible ways. In Season 2: Episode 10: Little Breakthroughs, Louise takes a look back at the effort to move Archer to a larger room  — with help from his high school friends — and the other ways in which collaboration buoyed Louise, Archer and perhaps the medical team as well. 

In this episode you will hear interview excerpts from:

Dr. Ray Talucci, former Chief of Trauma at Atlanticare, and one of Archer’s main doctors at the time. He and Louise speak about the impact of their collaboration on the hospital years later.

Ned Insley, Louise’s friend and the father of Jeffers Insley, one of Archer’s good high school friends from McDonogh School. Ned works in manufacturing for Marine Enterprise International in Baltimore. 

Victoria Vox created the theme music.

Music in this episode is: 

Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6199-emotional-piano-improvisation

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6189-placid-ambient

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Afternoon by DreamHeaven

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6242-afternoon-

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Peppers Theme by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4998-peppers-theme

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Horizon Flare by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4837-horizon-flare

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Join Louise for Season 2 of Blink of an Eye: August 23. Day 19.

Here are some of the photos from the moving effort in this episode:

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Listen in afterwards to this week’s companion Trauma Healing Learnings episode for new understandings on trauma and tools to navigate your own trauma healing: Trauma Healing Learning: Little Breakthroughs.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @blinkofaneyepod. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at our Patreon page

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

 

 

Season 2: Episode 5: Get On The Record

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50 hours after Archer’s cardiac arrest, Louise turned to journaling to make sense of the confusing medical world around her and her family. In Season 2: Episode 5: Get On The Record, you will hear how writing helped her parse out her inner thoughts and allowed her to chronicle an experience with Archer’s tree in their backyard when the doctors were indicating Archer’s imminent death. Join her as she also interviews Dr. Raymond Talucci, one of Archer’s doctors at the time, and the two reflect on the evolution of their relationship when trust was broken not so much because of medical error but because medical information was withheld, and the power that sharing information and quality interaction can have on trauma healing. 

In this episode, you will hear excerpts of interview conversations with:

Dr. Raymond Talucci, Acting Chief of Trauma at AtlantiCare Hospital in Atlantic City, New Jersey, while Archer was a patient there, who speaks about medical errors in trauma ICU.

Join Louise for Season 2 of Blink of an Eye: Episode 5: Get On The Record: August 16. Day 12. 

Listen in afterwards to this week’s companion Trauma Healing Learnings episode for new understandings on trauma and tools to navigate your own trauma healing: Trauma Healing Learning: Episode 5: Get on The Record.

Victoria Vox created the theme music. Other music in this episode is:

Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6199-emotional-piano-improvisation

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Peppers Theme by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4998-peppers-theme

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Here are the photos mentioned in this episode:

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To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and 

Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast, and Twitter @blinkofaneyepod  Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at our Patreon page

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

Episode 34: Death Be Gone, Part 2

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This is the final episode of season 1, and the conclusion of the “Death Be Gone” two-parter. Just like the night before, Louise wakes up to a crisis: an alarm blaring, a slew of medical staff running into the room, an urgency to bring Archer back from the brink. This time, though, it’s more serious, and everything is on the line. Louise takes listeners into the heaviness, the fear, and the evil in that ICU room, both during the moments of chaos and the moments of breathless waiting, sharing the text messages she wrote and the prayers she prayed while waiting for Archer to turn the corner. Now that she sees even more acutely how things can go wrong in hospitals, and the culture of silence that keeps families in the dark, Louise wrestles with two seemingly insurmountable tasks: How to get answers, and how to forgive.

In this episode, you will hear excerpts from Louise’s interview with Dr. Raymond Talucci, who was the Acting Chief of Trauma at AtlantiCare Hospital in Atlantic City, New Jersey, while Archer was a patient there. This is the episode where Dr. Talucci meets Louise and more visibly becomes a part of the story. 

Join Louise for this episode of Blink of an Eye: Episode 34: Death Be Gone, Part 2. August 13. Day 9. 

Listen in afterwards to the companion episode for tools to navigate your own traumatic experiences: Trauma Healing Learning: Death Be Gone, Part 2, where Louise takes a closer look at forgiveness, generational wounds, and the consequences of medical errors on trauma healing.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast, and Twitter @blinkofaneyepod

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

Episode 32: Peripheral Friends

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Sometimes, support comes from the places you least expect it. The crisis that had Archer in a Silent Scream has passed, at least for now, but Louise has no more answers from the medical team than she did yesterday. She’s also worried about all the narcotics her son has been prescribed. The nurses tell her to ask the doctors, but even the doctors aren’t forthcoming. She isn’t alone, though, not really. This episode is about the friends, even those on the outskirts of our lives, who support us when we can’t support ourselves anymore — sometimes even literally, in the case of Mary Ellen McNally. She questions when to speak up with medical staff and how to do that without alienating or pointing fingers.  And she reflects on life: Faith and hope, and learning when and how to speak up when things don’t feel quite right. 

In this episode, you will hear excerpts of interviews with the following people:

Cathy Giannascoli, a friend in Pennsylvania and the Senft family’s summer neighbor in Cape May, New Jersey.

Mary Ellen McNally, an analytical chemist for Dupont at the time of Archer’s accident, who now works for FMC in their agriculture division. Mary Ellen was one of Louise’s beach friends when Archer was injured on August 5, 2015, in Cape May.

Dr. Raymond Talucci, who was the Acting Chief of Trauma at AtlantiCare Hospital in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the day Archer was medevaced there, and for the duration of his stay.

Join Louise for this episode of Blink of an Eye: Episode 32: Peripheral Friends. August 12. Day 8.

Listen in afterwards to this week’s companion episode for tools to navigate your own traumatic experiences: Trauma Healing Learning: Peripheral Friends where Louise explores secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and addiction, with a special focus on frontline trauma workers and why medical staff might rely so heavily on narcotics for pain management and the deeper implications for trauma healing.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast, and Twitter @blinkofaneyepod

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

Episode 31: Stay Alert

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Louise and her family sat at Archer’s bedside every day and every night, caring for him in the aftermath of his accident. Louise recounts various interactions with nurses and doctors, and the conflicting information she was getting and wonders aloud about the danger this was creating for coordinated medical care. You will be inspired to consider your own role as a family member during a medical trauma, especially in an ICU, where there’s so much going on. Can you see yourself as critical to the well-being of your loved one in more ways than loving support? Join her in an episode that might stir up both medical staff and families for harrowing experiences in the ICU. 

In this episode, you will hear excerpts from Louise’s interview with Dr. Raymond Talucci, who was the Acting Chief of Trauma at AtlantiCare Hospital in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the day Archer was medevaced August 5, 2015, and for the duration of his time there. Five years later, in a rare interview experience, Louise and Dr. Talucci talk about harrowing events in ICUs and his experience working in trauma.

Join Louise for this episode of Blink of an Eye: Episode 31: Stay Alert. August 12. Day 8.

Listen in afterwards to this week’s companion episode for tools to navigate your own traumatic experiences: Trauma Healing Learning: Stay Alert where Louise explores why families’ presence bedside to a loved one in an ICU is one of the strongest risk management secrets, and the deeper implications for trauma healing.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast 

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

Episode 28: Tell Him Everything

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Do people remember their near-death experiences? Will telling someone in the hospital everything dash their hopes or empower them?  Put their mind at ease or create despair? What about when it’s your child? This is what Louise and Archer discussed as Archer continued to ask when he would be off the lung machines. Does he want to know everything?  Everything? What about parental boundaries? You’ll also hear the other side of the hospital experience from that of a trauma doctor who assured Louise no one will ever forget working with Archer and her family and how a patient’s trauma has lasting effects on medical staff - both positive and negative. 

 

Join Louise for this episode of Blink of an Eye: Episode 28: Tell Him Everything August 9 DAY 5 and how to be a witness for each other's truth as we walk together on the trauma integration journey.

Listen in afterwards to what we can learn together about trauma. Episode 28: Tell Him Everything Trauma Healing Learnings

In this episode, you will hear from 

Dr. Raymond Talucci, who was the Acting Chief of trauma at Atlanticare Hospital in Atlantic City, New Jersey the day Archer was medivaced to Atlanticare August 5, 2015, and for the duration of his stay at Atlanticare for 30 days.

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

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