The good news is the pneumonia is gone. The bad news is I spent 4 hours in the emergency room finding out that they aren’t sure why I’m still coughing. It could be mono, a fungal infection, or whooping-cough but, I won’t know until the tests come back.
And why is whooping-cough on the list? Because more children are getting whooping-cough and giving it to adults. Why might this be? According to the doctor whooping-cough and other communicable diseases are on the rise, because of an increased number of parents choosing not to immunize their children, hoping to avoid autism.
I’ve seen several reports that debunk the theory that immunizations are leading to an increase in autism. All I can say about that is James, all his relatives, and our friends kids have had all their immunizations and shows no sign of having autism. And that is not a trend it doesn’t say much, I know that. But, I’m also pretty pissed that I could bring a highly contagious illness into our home because someone else that I’ve been around might have been in contact with a child that hasn’t been immunized.
On a less pissed off note, I was so stir crazy from staying quiet that I forced Tim to take us out to breakfast. Afterwards, we took James to the park so that he could blow off some steam. It was overcast and wet, but it was so nice to be out in fresh air for a few minutes. It was pretty chilly too, and James couldn’t be strong-armed into wearing a coat. But we did get him to wear Tim’s for a few seconds. From the look on Jame’s face he thinks he’s won some sort of victory.
I took this picture with my Windows Phone 7. Not too shabby. I love my phone.
James has been attached to his Lego’s all weekend. He builds for a while then spends hours talking to his Lego’s. He stages big fights then lectures his creations about how bad it is to fight. Two Lego people were briefly involved in a hot and heavy romance, I love you has been thrown around a lot. But, it was a star-crossed love, after a brief argument over who deserved a snack more, the pair were eaten by a fierce dragon. Here are a few of his creations.
A really long truck
A Picassoesque horse. We went to the exhibit at Seattle Art Museum a few weeks ago and it has had a lasting influence.
A pole of spinny people. Spinny not spiny.
James is yawning, though he says that it isn’t because he is tired, it is because he is hungry. So, I’m off to fix some dinner.
Enjoy the remaining hours of your Sunday internet!