Friday, August 21, 2009

You are in the right place

Recently I was taking a critical look at the blog and it was starting to bother me that everything was so, how do I say it, so...Uhhggg. It was brown. Very brown. Not really the right color for the mood of this blog.

A few weeks ago I declared I was taking a stand. While it may appear I haven't been doing much by the looks of the blog, I assure you, things have been brewing.

I was asked to guest blog for my friend Ronnie at RunSickboyRun. He recently updated his format to include a Sound Off Saturday and is showcasing some different perspectives on the issue of health care reform. You should pop over and take a look. And leave a nice comment for me! :)

Honestly, this has been a HUGE step for me. I normally don't get involved in any issue that is a bit controversial because I hate confrontation. In fact, during my public speaking class in college, one assignment was to take one side of a contentious topic and explain why we held those opinions. I really didn't want to participate in this assignment. This wasn't debate class, for goodness sake! Of course, it was required so I did, but it required taking some risk which I wasn't comfortable with. I just like to keep my opinions to myself than have confrontation. BUT, in this case, Samuel can't speak for himself; he relies on me to speak up for him and keep his best interests in mind.

What else is happening? Oh yeah, I'm going to D.C. I feel like the real life version of Legally Blonde 2. Somehow or another, I managed to get invited to participate in a press conference on this very topic. I'll be sure to post more details as I get them. Details such as time and place.

If you are coming here to check on Samuel, well, this is a bit of an update. Wednesday I got the call that I have been able to avoid for the past 21 months. Samuel's last throat swab at clinic grew a scant amount of pseudomonas. Today (since it's 1:45 AM and I'm still up with Samuel) we start Cipro and TOBI and he will be on those for the next two and four weeks, respectively. We've been very spoiled by our MDI with spacer instead of neb treatments. The new drugs have me bummed, for sure, but strangely enough, I'm more concerned about the mask/neb treatments on Samuel's mental well-being.

Thanks for checking in. I know I don't have pictures but that is because I'm on a new computer and have NO pictures of Samuel here. Sorry. Maybe by my next post I'll have it together. Maybe.


Ronnie "Sickboy" Sharpe said...

Hey Erica, if you'd like us to hook you up with some parents who have kids Samuels age, to talk about feelings and/or strategies when starting nebs, we'd be happy to do so.

Thanks so much for your commentary on RSR. Make sure you check out the comments. Good stuff!


Anonymous said...

Nice new look, Eri!

I like it!!

YHM :)