Friday, August 26, 2011

A rare and precious gem

As I write this post, I am sitting in my daughter's hospital room. As a complication to contracting mononucleosis, she also contracted a rare ( 1 in 200,000) side effect of the virus that causes mono called EBV Encephalitis-an infection of the nervous system. She is getting better, but still has a way to go for her recovery. They say that most of the adult population of the World has contracted this virus at some point in their life, and that we all carry it within us. Most people who get sick fromthis never even know that they have mono. They just think it is another bad cold. In a way, they are right. Like a cold, mono is a virus. The only way to treat it right now is to treat the symptoms. Anti-biotics have no effect. Time, rest, and taking care of yourself and the symptoms is all you can do. The same is true of the encephalitis. The Doctors are great ( in spite of the multiple, repeated updates every day from each team that is following her case). We can see
improvements every day as well. We look forward to taking this rare gem home soon, until then, sign me...

Sleepless in Salt Lake. Stick.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

And now for Something completely different!

I just got back from three days at Scout Camp. I have spent a week at camp for the last two years, but they didn't need me for a full week this year. I always have fun, even though I complain. This year I took my Rendezvous bow, along with my quiver of arrows. I figured if I was going to shoot a bow, I should shoot the one I own. I found that you need to shoot more often than once a year to keep competitive. :o)

I did redeem myself a little at the rifle range, where I joined the "Dime Club" by shooting 10 rounds into a space that you could cover by a dime. (Using the scout rifles)

Here are a few pictures of the camp.