Friday, August 25, 2006

Not in GITMO yet


Sorry for my shameful non-blogging as of late. My wee little man, Marcus, has had a few health problems. Complications from recently diagnosed asthma have kept him home from pre-school for several days and though I'm glad to be able to be dad, I'm usually with him, working, or sleeping which leaves little time to blog. I'm currently working on a couple of different posts about 9/11 and will have them up as soon as possible.

Love and miss you guys,

Back soon.


Blogger Again said...

Complications from recently diagnosed asthma

sorry to hear that - Asthma can be very scary, i hope (hard to find the right words, sorry) you and your son will not have to suffer more than you did until now...

reminds me of Barnita and her mother - all that pain...

isn't it enough what diseases do unto people? Must we really do war to be hurt and to feel sad?

will have them up as soon as possible

we will be glad to read them - but don't worry, Robert. What we are fighting for is nothing else than the "right priorities" - and when you live according to our priorities (and to care for your child is one of, if not the first priority) then you don't have to be "shameful". But thank you very much for informing us...

Sat Aug 26, 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous UT said...

I wish you the best of luck Robert with your lil man. Between being rich and feeling in good health, I would take the 2nd option if I could.

Which reminds me something. In the US there is around 9,000 people that die every year because they could not afford an health insurance. The 1st case is people have no money and prefer to wait before going to the doctor, and sometimes it's too late. The 2nd case scenario is malpractice cases (more than 100,000 people a year, 3 times the number of people who die in a car accident) because drugs may work on some patients during the testing phase but it does not mean they necessarly cover the whole human genome once they are launched onto the market; and there are many example (Vioxx for example). To top it off the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) does not situate itself at the patient level but this organization is the faithful partner of the pharmaceuticals industry: in the US it takes only 3 years to approve a drug. In Europe they take longer, sometimes 1 decade to be sure it won't harm patients. Science is not solid, but that's how american society was built, on a business model :) Kind of scary though.

Hey Robert I will give you a buzz tomorrow. It's been a long time I did talk to you. I wanted to quit blogging, since I was swamped with my professional job, and du to my physical handicap that won't go away like that, the only thing that I can do is to sit on a chair, watching documentaries or blogging.

Sat Aug 26, 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Barnita said...

Hey Robert - asthma can be very painful - not just physically. Marcus will need a lot more than just medical support to feel healthy and complete. Luckily there are many support groups for people and children suffering from asthma, helping them lead fulfilling lives (I found this out when I was looking for epilepsy support groups -very few of those in Mumbai). He's going to need constant reassuarance and lots of love and adoration which I'm sure you already shower him with - but the more the better :)My love and peace to your lil boy.

Sun Aug 27, 04:38:00 AM  

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