I have got to start blogging better.. It's been such a long time and I am NOT going to give you a recap of what has happened in the last month. Today, I'll be glad to talk about today's escapades and quite possibly what happened over the past week – Ok. It might be a synopsis of the funny, notable or good things I can remember.
I mainly started writing this today to tell you a story about my little girl. This past weekend, we went to the Library. She's almost 5 now and has never been. We told her that it was a place where we could borrow books and read them. She was mesmerized with how many children books there were. We went to the Downtown Library in Salt Lake City, which is probably the largest library I've ever been in. 5 stories of books for the masses.
Well, we checked her out some books and that was that. Saturday, Kristin read "The Gingerbread Man" to her. She was very intent on listening and grasping the whole story, but when the fox eats the cookie and the story was over, she sat in stunned silence for a minute before gasping and saying, "That's terrible!!" My wife and I about split a gut laughing – it was absolutely precious!
We went over and took the Super Nintendo from Kristin's parents house so we could sit around all weekend and play games. We played and beat several games… oh the fun. It was lots of fun. We broke out the laptop and got all the secrets of the games and played and played until we were at the verge of dying from lack of sleep. I can't stay up as late as I once could. It was a lot of fun.
Work today was a little boring. We have decided that the medical profession is still a little broken. My wife and I volunteer at the hospital in the Newborn ICU in a support group for parents. Well, apparently to be a volunteer at the hospital, you have to be up to date on all your vaccinations. I have all my records, or rather my mother has them… thanks mom! I called her last night to email them to me, which she did this morning. Well, Kristin doesn't have record of hers. This little story started Friday.
I took the day off of work so we could get our ID cards for the hospital and report to the clinic to get a TB test and check our vaccinations. I told the nurse that I had all my paperwork and she just gave me the TB shot and sent me on my way. Kristin mentioned that she didn't know where her paperwork was, so they took a vial of blood to test it for the proper antibodies. Well, today we went back in, me with my paperwork and Kristin with her lab results.
Kristin's blood came back with a deficiency for the Rubella virus, so she got an MMR. Incidentally, this is her second MMR shot since I married her 6 years ago. Here's where the breakdown in the system occurred…. because I had my paperwork (my last MMR was in the summer of 1992 – a mere 15 years ago) I was passed off as up to date, but my wife, who only had an MMR 5 years ago was in need of a second?!?! not too fair, eh.
So, here's my solution to the problem – Do the same thing with vaccinations that you have to do for Tetanus, Get checked every 10 years! They should use the charts as a guide, but still check every 10 years for deficiencies. Whoa, I'll get down off my soapbox now.
Lets see – that should pretty much do it for today. Thank you for reading and I hope that I'll be able to tell you more tomorrow! G'night.