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Thread: Recent Accident to My Son

  1. #1111
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    I haven't posted in a couple of months because there hasn't been anything new going on. Brian really likes his job and he's gotten over, for now, the issue he has with his salary and grade level at CMS. In September, he'll have a review and hopefully these issues will be corrected. If not, then because of the experience he has had working on health care policy he'll be in a better position to make a decision about staying at CMS.

    Brian sent me a long text message, I think from Dr Young, about preserving the umbilical cord after a childbirth. Next weekend my daughter is going to have a baby. I know that it will be next weekend because my daughter's doctor is going to induce labor next Saturday. My daughter is experiencing the symptoms of ICP. This is a condition in which the normal flow of bile is affected by the increased amounts of pregnancy hormones.

    Brian was inquiring if the umbilical cord stem cells could potentially be useful for him. The recommendation was although it's expensive to preserve the umbilical cord it could potentially benefit Brian. That being the case we'll have the umbilical cord preserved.

    My wife is in Baltimore now but she'll be flying to Los Angeles Thursday. I'll drive from Phoenix to Los Angeles on Saturday. My daughter's baby girl will be born on Sunday or Monday. My daughter and her husband have decided to name their baby girl Amelia. This will be our first grandchild so we're all excited.

    Roger
    Last edited by Roger; 07-29-2017 at 12:51 AM.

  2. #1112
    Congratulations!

  3. #1113
    I missed your post Roger. Congratulations on becoming a Grand-pop !

  4. #1114
    Congratulations, Roger! And here is an article for Brian: https://nyti.ms/2u43R6d

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    On Monday afternoon Amelia Ann was born by C-section. The mother and daughter are doing very well. We waited all weekend for Amelia to be born but the birth was delayed until after I had flown back to Phoenix. I'm flying back to Los Angeles Friday to see Amelia. My wife stayed in Los Angles to help while Christine recovers from the surgery.

    Roger

  6. #1116
    Congrats, Grandpa!

    (KLD)

  7. #1117
    Wonderful news. A baby brings joy to the whole family!

  8. #1118
    Beautiful name and a great reason to read her the whole "Amelia Bedilia" children's book series.

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    Brian had a set back this week. He was in the shower and accidentally turned the shower valve to full hot water without knowing it. The water was spraying directly on his foot. By the time he realized what had happened he had burnt his foot rather badly. He sent me a picture and his foot looked bad. Brian bandaged the burn and went to his doctor. The doctor said that he's doing everything right but it's just going to take some time for the skin to grow back.

    Fortunately, Brian can work from home so he can keep his foot elevated.

    I'm kicking myself because this was accident should not have happened. A long time ago I turned the hot water heater temperature setting down to avoid something like this from happening but last Christmas when my daughter and her husband were visiting I turned the water heater setting up because we were running out of hot water. I didn't think to turn the water heater temperature setting back down after they went back to California. I go to Baltimore on Sept 14 so the first thing I'll do is turn the water heating setting back down.

    Roger

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    He needs to see a burn specialist. Burns on the feet are notoriously hard to heal. I have seen this in several of my clients. Infection is a very real possibility as well.

    You can get an Anti-Scald Tub and Shower Valve (also called TAFR or Temperature Activated Flow Reducer) for the tub and shower that will turn the water off if it exceeds a certain temperature. You can also get temperature regulating shower controls which work well but are pretty expensive. Is Brian living in the condo that he owns or is he renting? They are not very difficult to install.

    Here are some examples:

    https://www.plumbingsupply.com/scald.html

    https://www.alzstore.com/anti-scald-device-p/0200.htm

    https://inspectapedia.com/BestPracti..._Practices.php

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