Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, February 10, 2016
I found it a bit amusing that ‘Doc McStuffins’ was being played on a television at Children’s Medical Center when we visited yesterday.
DaughterGeeding is a very healthy girl, so I’m not trying to distort or exaggerate our visit yesterday, but after several visits to her pediatrician for an issue that’s caused her to be taken out of school numerous times, we were referred to a gastroenterologist. I’ve always heard great things about Children’s, but it wasn’t until our visit that I totally understood how great their staff and facility is. All paperwork was electronically transferred so all I had to do was look over a printout and provide a signature regarding insurance and her medical history; I couldn’t believe how easy and fast it was for a first-time patient. The facility is on par with a Disney resort and the staff is just as friendly as any Disney cast member.
DaughterGeeding was one heck of a trooper. She spoke up, used her manners (yes/no sir/ma’am), and was very obedient. Basically, she was x-rayed and prescribed strong medication. If the new medication doesn’t do the trick, then we’ll have to do an endoscopy in about six weeks, but the doc doesn’t think it go that far.
I appreciate any concern you may have about DaughterGeeding, but really, I don’t think there’s anything to be concerned about. While I’m not totally transparent about my personal life on this blog, I put a lot out there, and this is just keeping in tradition, good or bad or in-between.
Seeing sick children, many you’ll know that won’t get better, will put a lot of things in perspective.
West Texas school district makes switch to 4-day school week – The upcoming change to a Monday through Thursday school week in Olfen, a rural town northeast of San Angelo, was spurred by ongoing problems in setting aside tutoring and extra help for children, Superintendent Gabriel Zamora said. Many kids travel long distances by bus and the lengthy commute cuts into time that could be spent on helping struggling students.
Made in China – Titanic II, an exact replica of the original ship, will set sail in 2018 – The ship will be four meters wider in order to meet today’s maritime safety regulations, and the hull will be welded, not riveted, the Belfast Telegraph reports. “The new Titanic will of course have modern evacuation procedures, satellite controls, digital navigation and radar systems and all those things you’d expect on a 21st century ship,” said James McDonald, the global marketing director of Palmer’s company Blue Star Line. The new ship’s maiden voyage will not follow the original Titanic’s planned route from Southampton to New York, but rather will travel from Jiangsu, China, to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, where Blue Star Line has been forging business partnerships.