The first rule of blogging…

…is to have good content. I try to offer more than a summary of events in my life and provide a bit of perspective. I think I do all right with this rule. But the second–Update often–I failed at last week.

Two reasons: My wife and my daughter. One is sick and the other had an MRI of her brain. Such an odd bit of truth there.

My wife has been in and out of the hospital and doctors’ offices with an abdominal issue that is still unresolved. She can’t eat and has lost eight pounds. Tomorrow she has another test, and hopefully this will provide answers. I’ve never bought so much gingerale ale in my life.

My endocrine system is less than ideal, and unfortunately, my daughter needed some monitoring of her own. Therefore, she needed an MRI with contrast, and that dye is delivered intravenously. Now, she’s as anxious about needles as I am about tight spaces, so she needed sedation. A distraught child does not lie still during an MRI.

If you’ve never seen someone put under, even with “just laughing gas”, avoid it.  My wife and I left the preparation room in tears after our daughter fought against the effects and blew saliva bubbles under the mask.

She bounced back as seven-year-olds will do, but we we’re left wiped out–my wife doubly so.

And so I head into this week with this post and a hope for an update, something positive, and to be back on track, because I do appreciate all that follow this blog. There are so many to choose from, and I don’t want to waste your time.

Thanks for taking the time to care about my life.

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