Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wordy Wednesday - "Yes, We Did!"

Congratulations to President Elect Obama! I am extremely proud of the message of hope and change my country delivered yesterday. Obama's acceptance speech was both inspiring and unifying at the same time, while Senator McCain also showed the class act that he is by giving a gracful and unifying concession speech of his own. This was a truly historic moment and I am honored to have been witness to it.

Lukas proudly wore his Babies for Obama button all day today. It was amazing to hear the buzz and the conversations that filled the sidewalks of Seattle on this historic afternoon. Hope was in the air!


On another note, Lukas is feeling much better today as well. He is in great spirits and his fever seems to be gone for good. He is, however, still walking gingerly on his left leg after a run in with a playground slide shortly after a follow-up visit to Children's hospital on Monday. I took him down the slide and his left leg got caught between mine and the slide on the way down. We initially thought his leg was broken given his tearful reaction as well as the fact he couldn't put weight on it for several hours afterwards. Thankfully, X-rays were negative for a fracture but it remains very tender a couple days later. This rookie dad feels pretty bad - next time I take him down a slide I'll make sure to hold his legs in!

7 comments:

claresdad.com said...

Lukas sounds like another kid I once knew. My mom kept a journal of what I did as a kid--every other page is about going to the emergency room for something. Glad to hear Luke's doing well.

korin said...

Oooh glad he's ok! whew. parenting can be a scary gig, eh?

Ed (zoesdad) said...

Seems I've missed a bunch. Glad to hear the little tyke is doing better. Well, except for the leg thing....

Xbox4NappyRash said...

oh man, I would faint from guilt if that was me!

James Austin said...

@Darren - Hopefully we won't have to start keeping a journal, but so far it isn't looking promising.

@Ed - Thanks. He is doing better, gut hasn't kicked it yet. The doctors didn't like the progress they saw on another follow-up today and extended his antibiotics. Wish him luck.

@Korin - completely scary, indeed. I hope ruby is feeling better.

@xbox - I could have bottled up the guilt and sold it as soda, it was dripping off me so heavily.

iVegasFamily said...

I'm glad to hear Lukas is doing better. I was worried about him.

James Austin said...

@Vegasdad - Thanks. It's nice to know that there are good people out there wishing him the best. Another appt on Monday AM to check progress. Hopefully, it is more positive.