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I was going to go and vote in the local elections today (had even decided who I was going to vote for), but I seem to have misplaced my summons...and it's no use turning up at the polling station without it. There's general elections coming up in two or three months' time; I'll have to make sure I don't misplace that one as well.

Nothing much to report: as you may have noticed, I haven't been around much even if my Internet connection has been restored (though it's still not quite as I would like it) -- I seem to have fallen out of the habit of logging on and pestering you all with my musings, for which you may all be grateful. Who knows how much longer it's going to last?

I owe you one update before I go, though: my nephew, it appears, is suffering from a nasty case of bartonella henselae...in other words, after 3 months of trial and error, the doctors have finally diagnosed his condition as (atypical) cat-scratch disease. As the disease is self-limiting, no further treatment is needed, though the swollen lymph nodes may persist for some months. Romeo doesn't care, he's just glad to be back in school.

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suze2000
Mar. 3rd, 2010 11:18 pm (UTC)
Seriously? Cat-scratch fever? That seems like a joke. Here's me imagining exotic filariasis and stuff like that which is much harder to cure. (In my proudest scientific moment, I found a very odd case of it at work once that the doctors may never have found because they did not see what I saw)

Still I'm glad he's on the mend and no more poking and prodding required. :)

A couple of nights ago I wrote the longest blog post in history. My first one for a few months. So you're not the only one who forgets to update.
gamiila
Mar. 10th, 2010 09:28 am (UTC)
Seriously? Cat-scratch fever? That seems like a joke.

It was a bit of an anti-climax, wasn't it? We were imagining all kinds of horror scenarios; but don't get me wrong: we were glad to hear it's nothing too serious instead. Seems to me though as if the doctors at the children's hospital skipped a few basic steps and could have saved us a whole heap of worry if they'd thought of testing for some minor ailments first.
suze2000
Mar. 10th, 2010 09:39 am (UTC)
Yes, that's frustrating. Especially because they went as far as taking biopsies!

I saw your comment about tennis elbow below. WT? What's going on in your family healthwise, eh?
__kali__
Mar. 4th, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC)
At least they've finally diagnosed it.
gamiila
Mar. 10th, 2010 09:29 am (UTC)
And it's a relief to know that he's going to be alright in a month or two...
vegmb
Mar. 8th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
I was very glad, when I went to vote last week, that they accepted my card from last year. I don't even remember getting a new one. The laws are different in each state here. When I lived in Louisiana, you had to show your state issued picture ID to be able to vote. In Texas, your ID is not currently required as long as you have your voter's card.

It is hard to get back into the habbit of posting once you stop for awhile. But you are missed. I am doing a catch-up reading today, and yours was one of the first names I clicked on to see what I had missed.

I'm glad they've finally got a diagnosis for Romeo.
gamiila
Mar. 10th, 2010 09:33 am (UTC)
So were we, though it did come as a bit of a wtf-revelation. ;-)

I was going to go and post more often, but now I'm laid low with a tennis elbow and told to stay away from computers for a while...
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