March 17th, 2006

LadyHawke

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What an odd morning. Woke about 4:30 and had the most amazing flow of thoughts. I am not tired, nor do I resent the loss of sleep. I continued to be distracted even after the alarm went off, to the point I really wouldn't be surprised to find I forgot something basic, like my pants (*checks pants* they're there. that's good) heck, I remembered I wanted to wear a green shirt today....

There were LOTS of squirrels running around this morning, and, watching them, I realized they made a pretty good analogy for my thought processes for the morning. Hopefully just for the morning. I really need to concentrate on stuff at work today.

I think the most extraordinary thing was contemplating re-marriage (in the most general sense, not the specific. Don't anyone faint on me.) and didn't reject it out of hand, like I have for the last five years. How odd. Of course, I could just be getting complacent and bored with my current life - I have been contemplating motherhood in a general sense, too, and have to remind myself JUST HOW MUCH WORK a baby really is. The longing goes away quickly, after that. lol I LIKE part-time single mommy-hood with a kid old enough for some autonomy - I get the best of both worlds.
LadyHawke

More on the clinical trial that left six in the hospital

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4817178.stm


Specifically "He told the BBC: "This is a novel target, an antibody against human CD28 on human white blood cells."

That makes so much sense! I won't be at all surprised to find that teh animals trials went without any issues. This very definitely is a human-only reaction.

He has a point here, too "He added: "Since this drug was targeted at leukaemia, it may be better to have tested it on leukaemia patients first who could conceivably have got benefit, rather than healthy volunteers." " But I just don't see that happening, due to ethical issues. I do have a very vague memory of hear such done that way, when prior testing showed that the drug would be very bad for healthy patients. Hmmmmm.
LadyHawke

Finally, a Medical Blooper worth the time it takes to type it out.

Medical Blooper for Friday March 17


"When someone has a personal call in our ER, we use the code, "Dr. Jones is calling."
One night, a nurse's child called for the third time, so we did the usual page. A nearby patient was shocked when the nurse picked up the phone and shouted, "What did I tell you, Mister? You get into that tub immediately!," and then slammed down the phone."
ROTF

A cute Thomas-thing I forgot to blog.

I believe I have mentioned that Thomas so often says 'Dana, I mean Mommy' that I addressed a gift to him from me that way as a joke. I think it's cute, and genetic. I go through all my brother's names before I get to the one I want. So does my mother. And she has been heard to go through all her SISTERS' names trying to find mine. :O So, he comes by it naturally, and I just can't take offense.


But this. This was too cute. Thomas was trying to get his dad's attention and said "Tim, I mean Dad." (Tim is one of his teachers, in case you are curious.)
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