Archive | October, 2009

Do Vaccines Really Matter?

23 Oct

This is a very long article my friend sent me but well worth it.  It has some interesting findings.  I am in no way telling anyone they should or should not get vaccines including the H1N1 vaccine. I just thought this was fascinating.  I love medical stuff!

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CBS News investigates H1N1 cases overestimated

22 Oct

CBS news investigates the number of H1N1 cases. This artcle from CBS news is fascinating.

Shaheen Jafargholi singing “Who’s Loving You”

14 Oct

This kid is amazing! Watch Shaheen Jafargholi, the latest sensation to come out of Britain’s Got Talent, perform the song that made him a hit, “Who’s Loving You?”

Washing hands: Study says hot water and cold water makes no difference in killing germs

14 Oct

I found this story fascinating. New York Times reported on this story about research done on hand washing with hot water vs. cold water.

Zachary Christie is back in school

14 Oct

There should be laws to protect our students against the use of weapons and guns but there has to be grace too especially for the younger ones.  Sending a first grader to a reform school for bringing a camping item for show and tell is crazy. The school board thought so too. They have rewritten the law and overturned Zachary’s punishment. Instead of sending kindergarteners and first graders to reform school they will have a two week suspension with counseling. He has now been allowed to go back to school. Here is the full story! Zachary has learned a valuable lesson about checking with his parents before he brings something to school and I am so glad the board overturned this.

Finally Home

9 Oct

This song really
touches my heart! These are the same questions I
have had over the years. When you are teenager or young adult, and a parent
passes away they miss so much of the person you become. Sometimes it is overwhelming but I know that I will see
…him again one day. My dad died 16 years ago today at the young age of 39. It
was a turning point in my life. I hope this song will minister to you for
anyone close or special you have lost!

Mysterious Limp

1 Oct

Peanut had just gotten over an ear infection when I noticed her stumbling around and falling. I thought maybe she still had fluid on her ear. I took her to the pediatrician where they told me her ears looked great. They had her walk and the doctor told me she was limping. She immediately wrote up orders for us to go to the ER. I freaked out. She wanted lab work and x-rays done. What I did not fully understand was she was checking for a bacterial infection that could have permanently damaged her walking. She did not have this but a virus most likely settled into her hip and has caused the painless limp. I am giving her Motrin everyday and that has helped but she is still limping. It should be gone within a week. They first told me it was reactive arthritis but I googled that and it is caused from a sexually transmitted disease along with gastrointestinal issues which she did not have so I fould what her pediatrician called it. I am just so thankful it was not bacterial fluid or something neurological. She was well taken care of at our local children’s ER. Here is the link to what this illness is called.