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Old 08-29-2011, 08:13 PM   #901
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Describes a lot of us, myself included!



You're on your own, Dave. "Pediatrics"... My patients only go up to mid-20's at the oldest!
darn!! you guys all stick together dont you.
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:30 PM   #902
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Okay, all caught up now....Congrats Turkey!



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They were both there last week, my ds and I had a picture taken with her.
DW asked on my behalf while I was parking the stroller, and was told she was banished to the desert isle. We went around 3 different days and no luck


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i got a text from ron (commando) today. they are driving home from wdw. they were to take the train but cant get a train north for a few more days because of the storm. he had to wait an hour to get gas in virginia, the stations didnt have any power. have a safe trip ron.
I was wondering how he was doing. DW emailed Mrs Commando but I don't know if she got a reply.

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Mrs. AJRitz just called me on the way home from the ENT doctor with The Bug. Apparently, the problem is that my daughter (like my wife) is cold-blooded*. The docs over the weekend assumed she didn't have an infection, since she wasn't running a fever. Today, the ENT did an actual nasal swab and there were so many white blood cells that they couldn't even ID the specific infection. They've started her on Augmentin. Hopefully, that'll get the cough under control quickly and she'll start feeling better soon.



*This isn't meant as an insult. My wife's basal temperature is about 96.5, instead of 98.6. When a thermometer reads "normal" for her, it means that she's running the equivalent of a 100.7 fever. If the thermometer says she has a fever of 101, for her it's really more like a 103.1! It's beginning to appear that The Bug has the same issue. It's loads of fun every time you have to deal with a new school nurse, a new doctor, etc. They have to be educated that, if she's not feeling well and her temp is "normal," that means she's sick and we need to be called to come and get her.
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After Barry and AJ's news, we could use an amusing story...

So today, FB locked my account due to concerns of someone hacking into it (so if I sent you a phishing scam, I'm sorry!)

Anyway, I had to go through the security checks for FB and for my email, but since I'm at work (and it blocks FB), I had to have my wife's help in going through the photo identification part. Should have heard her trying to describe the photos for me over the phone.

"This one is a heavy-set guy at Disneyworld"..."Here's another heavy-set guy at Disney with his family"..."This one has a goatee, does that help?"...

Despite the hardships, I managed to convince FB that I was me!
I almost got locked out of FB when I tried using my ipod at the Flint airport because I was using a different place to log in...they must be cracking down

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I took it upon myself this summer to finally get the training wheels off of the kids bikes. My 4 year old son (Evan) took to it like a fish to water. I don't want to brag (Ok, maybe a little bit), but he has some pretty awesome natural athletic ability. His training wheels were off and it only took 3 or 4 trips down the block for him to mostly master the two wheeler.

My six year old daughter (Madison) needed more help. She's kind of one that if she can't do it perfectly the first time, she doesn't want to do it. It look a little more effort, but she eventually got decent at it.

So Sunday morning rolls around. While much of the east coast was dealing with Hurricane Irene, the weather in Wisconsin was absolutely beautiful - mid 70s and sunny. So we all decide to head down to Lake Michigan - which just under a mile from our house. DS, DW and DD all ride their bikes, but I decided to jog along with DD, as she still needed a little help once in a while.

We stopped at a park across the street from the lake and played for a little bit, but then decided to go down to the water to and dip our toes in. Now, in this particular area, between the beach and the road are 60'-70' bluffs. The city has done a very nice job putting in a biking/jogging/roller skating path along the lake. Right next to the park we were at it runs along the top of the bluff, then angles down to the beach.

We left the park, intending to cross the street and take the path down to the beach. Madison took her new found proficiency on the bike for granted and took off a little bit too quick. I sprinted after her, yelling for her to hit the breaks. She panicked and froze up. All she could do was grip the handle bars and scream. As she crossed the path heading for the bluff I got within about a foot of grabbing her, but no closer. Her bike crossed the grass strip between the trail and the edge of the bluff and started accelerating.

Luckily, the bluff is not straight down, but it is as a very steep angle - probably 75°-80°. That spot is also thick with vegetation. A lot of light, leafy underbrush types of plants, but also a lot of plants that remind me of bamboo - 6 or so feet tall and about an inch in diameter. They were hollow inside, yet had thick walls. These were our saving grace - as you hit them, they slowed you down, but then broke so it wasn't like hitting an oak tree. (Which coincidentally was just down the path)

So, Madison is on her bike, heading down the cliff. I wasn't going to let her go alone, so kept on running after her. Well at that steep of an angle, you don't run for long. I went down fast and started hitting those plants, hearing Madison screaming the entire time. The foliage was so thick that you couldn't see more than a foot or two in any direction. Not that you could anyway, going that fast everything was just a blur.

I must have taken a slightly different path down the bluff, because I saw the glittery pink and purple streamers of Madison's bike as I slid by, just to her right. She has come to a stop in a thicket of plants. Being much heavier, I had more momentum to stop and ended up sliding past her by about 7 or 8 feet. I scrambled back up to her, trying to dig my running shoes into the dirt and using the stalks of the plants as braces and anchors.

I finally reached Madison, finding her on her back, one foot caught in the bike, another tangled up in the plants about 3 feet off the ground. I tried to find out what hurt the most and she said her belly (he has about an 8 inch scrape on it) and her foot. I don't have much (or really, any) medical training, but I took it as a good sign that her head, neck or back didn't hurt. I was able to lift her, untangle her from the bike and plants and start helping her up the hill.

By this time, several people that witnessed the events came running to help. One had started down the trail we had blazed through the brush. I was able to help push Madison up to his outstretched hand and he helped pull her up to a visibly shaken Bambi an Evan. (Bambi later told me that after she jumped off her bike at the top of the bluff, Evan had grabbed her and pulled her back, fearing that she was too close to the edge.)

With the help of the random stranger, I was able to pull Madison's bike up behind me while Bambi calmed Madison down to find out if anything else hurt. In the end, all we ended up with were scratches, bruises, and one heck of a scare.

We thanked everyone that stopped to help, then walked down the paved trail to the beach. After we got back on level ground, Bambi convinced Madison to get back on her bike and ride some more. She was a bit hesitant, but she got back on started riding.

We worked on braking during the ride home, but by the time we made it back she was riding like a natural.

We always make the kids wear helmets while riding their bikes (Bambi and I do it too, lest we be hypocrites.) The kids have often seen other children in the neighborhood riding sans helmet and asked if they could. We've always said it was for their own protection. Both kids now know exactly what we mean when we say to wear your helmet for your own good.

And yes, it was pretty hard to get out of bed this morning. Not only did I fall/slide down the bluff that morning, I went back again that afternoon and climbed down, looking for my glasses. I don't remember if I had them on while I was jogging, but I certainly haven't seen them since. I have an appointment this afternoon with the optometrist to a new pair. But that's a small price to pay compared to how bad the day could have turned out.
Man that would be terrifying, glad it turned out okay!
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:55 PM   #903
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DW asked on my behalf while I was parking the stroller, and was told she was banished to the desert isle. We went around 3 different days and no luck
That bite's! We saw her on the 20th.
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Okay, all caught up now....Congrats Turkey!





DW asked on my behalf while I was parking the stroller, and was told she was banished to the desert isle. We went around 3 different days and no luck




I was wondering how he was doing. DW emailed Mrs Commando but I don't know if she got a reply.



Hope she gets better real soon!!



I almost got locked out of FB when I tried using my ipod at the Flint airport because I was using a different place to log in...they must be cracking down



Man that would be terrifying, glad it turned out okay!
i got a text from ron around 6pm or so, they just hit nj.
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:21 PM   #905
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:29 PM   #906
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Thanks for all the WELCOMES ! Just wondering exactly how many snack credits I need to save up for all your Dole Whips ?

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Well, you're DIS Dad #650, so I guess that means you'll need 649 snack credits... 650 if you want one too!
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Quite distressing news here out of Magic Kingdom......Angelica is no longer appearing, they replaced her with Pirate Goofy. Not quite the same thing INMO
OK so it's not just me I kept looking for her, I thought I just missed her or something

We just got back a couple hours ago
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OK so it's not just me I kept looking for her, I thought I just missed her or something

We just got back a couple hours ago
Good to hear you are safe....did the homestead hold up okay?

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Good to hear you are safe....did the homestead hold up okay?

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Everything at home was OK, forgot to ask you if you made it to Storytime
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I was wondering how he was doing. DW emailed Mrs Commando but I don't know if she got a reply.
Rachel went to bed when we got home, she should be responding soon
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Gah!

Now the interview's been pushed back to Thursday, which kind of sucks for my current job, because we start a new semester that day. It's going to be crazy hectic there. Especially since our current head teacher's last day is Wednesday, making me the new head teacher. Fortunately, I'm able to get that day off.


I've had enough stress this week...
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We just got back a couple hours ago
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Morning all! Hope everyone's off to a great day.

Got some good sleep last night, which I'm no longer taking for granted with a 6 day old at home. Happy about that!



Also, David wrote a great Top 5 over at the DisDads website, head on over and check it out if you have time!
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Nope...we were dragging that morning and missed it. When we went to Akershus Thursday, we ran into the AAA folks and they offered to get us in after our breakfast, but the rain started and we never caught up with them.

Glad to hear everything was good at home, even if it took forever to get there
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Let me just say that I hate checking my e-mail in the morning and seeing an e-mail from touringplans.com that is titled Walt Disney World Crowd Tracker Updates. I love the service, but I hate the fact that everytime I see one of those e-mails, it contains information that I don't want to see.
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