“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Saturday, June 26, 2010


The past few days have gone by in a bit of a blur, and I'm not in full mental shape, but I'll do my best here...

- Thursday we were up early to drive to Highly Respected Hospital/Medical School east of here & see a specialist (pediatric rheumatologist) for Kyleigh about her persistent knee swelling & associated problems. Fortunately the visit went well - we finally have a diagnosis of sorts (juvenile arthritis - remains to be seen if related to mine or a separate issue,) a treatment plan, and most importantly a very competent doctor working on things. Thing the last part is the best, at least in terms of easing our minds. Too soon for a definitive prognosis of course, but he seems confident of the odds and that we caught things early enough.

- Came home from that and went straight out to the range for rifle re-qualifications on a record hot day of the year. The nice part was just going out to shoot & worry about my stuff, instead of teaching and babysitting others. But, it made for a long day & night, and the heat definitely wore me out.

- Had the phone ring last night at "is this considered really late or really early?" for a four-hour callout due to a bomb threat. Multiple agencies involved, at least one of which raised incompetency and a lack of communication to an art form; plus a hot night and a lot of work searching and doing things. On the good side, no device found & everyone got home safe.

All this has combined to leave me pretty much exhausted and mentally drained today. I have a feeling I need to talk with my own doctor about tweaking my medication a bit at the next appointment.

Finally, in the good news category, the little man turns five tomorrow. Hard to believe that it's flown by so quickly - so many things have happened since that first bit of news that yes, this child was actually going to make it. He's turned into such an incredible boy throughout the years - bright, full of energy and curiosity, and so sensitive and full of love that it amazes me. His mother and I spent the evening getting the last of the presents, cake and all such things ready for his big day, and I'm looking forward to seeing him smile at it all.


Dori said...

It has been a long, wacky week, hasn't it? But we get to eat chocolate cake tomorrow! Whoo hoo!

Jon said...


Chocolate Cake!

Or ask Bill Cosby might put it one morning when asked to cook a breakfast for the kids...

Whats in Chocolate cake? Eggs? Milk? Flower? NEUTRITION!

Chocolate cake, coming up!

Angela said...

YAY For birthdays! They grow up so fast.

Glad you're finally finding out what's wrong with the Little one. Juvenile arthritis is tough at best, catching it early is important. Glad you finally have a direction to go in relation to diagnosis and treatment.

And you know how you were complaining about NOT being called out for bomb scares... be careful what you wish for!


Captain Tightpants said...

Jackie - not griping about being called, trust me! Though yet again it had to be by an outside agency... More frustrated by the stupid side of things is all.

Angela said...

Sorry Sean I was just teasing. I know that it can be frustrating dealing with the stupid side of things