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Oh well

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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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?