Eli’s 9 Year Wellness Check Notes

My son had an appointment today (his nine year wellness check.) It went great, but he’s being referred to St. Luke’s in Twin Falls for an in depth neurologist visit. It’s just a precaution on our part since he had the seizure at school a while back.

I’m hoping no issues are found, but his PC physician is concerned that there may be something more substantial going on.

Guess we’ll see, please keep him in your prayers. Thank you all in advance.

Answering A Question/Prompt

I recently came across the question whether it’s morally wrong to not visit a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s in a nursing home, and essentially what the point OF visiting would be.

Visiting a loved one in mental decline could be beneficial to them. For example, it could lift their mood, however temporarily, just knowing SOMEONE cares enough to visit.

I remember as a young child sometimes visiting a local nursing home in my hometown at the time on Sundays to sing for the residents, and seeing their faces light up was beautiful.

As for morality, dropping someone you profess to Love off at a nursing home & then essentially acting as if they’re dead to you WOULD be morally repugnant.

Great To Know

So, through an agency where I live, I qualify for some housekeeping assistance (b/c of my limited mobility) which is good to know. Very helpful. Just need to get in touch with them & explain my situation, agencies that offer such services are a beautiful thing, good for any elderly and/or disabled that need them.

Cool Day With My Son Yesterday (and Other Notes)

Yesterday, we took my son to the lunch in the park again, then later he hung out with me while his mom went to her mother’s house. We had fun, played cards, watched cartoons, played with a balloon, smacking it around. He was well behaved the whole time which was great.

If you are a parent of a young kid, any way that you are able to show them they are valued & Loved, they will thrive on, I can promise you that.

Whatever ELSE you are doing throughout your day, taking time & giving them acknowledgement, positive attention, validation is very healthy (for them & the relationship.)

This Needed Said

Obesity & the celebration of it are not “beautiful”, “wonderful” or an “advancement” of any kind. This is not a bigoted statement either. It’s objectively true that chronically unhealthy choices as a LIFESTYLE have detrimental & even potentially DEADLY repercussions.

A society does NO ONE any favors by pretending otherwise in the name of “tolerance”.

Update On My Fall

I did end up developing a little bit of a bruise on my side. It just wasn’t immediately obvious earlier when I originally wrote about my fall.

I’ve got a bit of burning type pain still going on, but otherwise I’m still alright.

I’ll get back to posting more later, but will be breaking the rest of the day.

Heart Failure & Flu Like Symptoms

I just came across some stunning information. This may be common knowledge to some, but I share about it for the rest. Evidently, heart failure can cause flu like symptoms. I am not trying to fear-monger, or have everyone & their mother panic-Googling on the subject.

I do advise that if you have flu like symptoms, you have yourself professionally evaluated in case it IS something more serious.

C19 Protocols, Nuclear Attacks, & Priorities

In the event of a possible nuclear attack, C19 would be the absolute furthest thing from my mind. Yet, there are people who evidently would be concerned about C19 social distancing protocol in the midst of such an event.

I’d argue that radiation exposure would be a much more deadly threat than C19, but that’s just my two cents, and of course I’m just some man on an internet blog.

I’ve read that some radiation doses can kill literally instantly, granted those doses would have to be extremely high by all accounts. I’ve read that radiation in small doses (doses that won’t kill you immediately) still carry risks of causing diseases such as cancer and such.

If you are in the midst of a nuclear attack, and your primary concern is that you might contract C19 from those taking refuge with you, I’d say you need to rethink a few things.