Monthly Archives: February 2010

Perspective – 022510

I’ve spent a fair amount of time addressing the subject of death in this blog.  But as many people as there are who die, there are an equal number who are born. I choose to use this space today to … Continue reading

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Parental update – 022410 2nd edition

Elizabeth asked a good question today: “Why is Pop getting all these infections?” Background: you’ll recall that Pop had a UTI and MRSA just before Thanksgiving including a three-day hospitalization; more recently, he had a lengthy cold and now he’s … Continue reading

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Parental update – 022410

Today’s subject is poop. Poop is the term used by CNA’s and LPN’s to describe the solid waste matter that sometimes escapes from elderly bodies in places other than a toilet. Poop has been the subject of considerable conversation between … Continue reading

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Medical update – 022310

Pop has developed an illness brought on by a bacterium called “C. diff”. Clostridium difficile, often called C. difficile or “C. diff,” is a bacterium that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. Illness from … Continue reading

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Parental update – 021310

The psychology of being a son to my father. Continue reading

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Medical update – 020310

No doubt you’ll recall my golden words from the first two paragraphs of last November 18’s post: I took him (Pop) to a scheduled 6-month visit with his urologist on Tuesday. Elevated white cells were found in a urine sample, … Continue reading

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