Saturday, May 15, 2010


Yesterday, when changing Little Girl's bandages, I realized the area around her pins is looking the tiniest bit red, and she is cringing more when I clean it. That is the early sign of infection I didn't want to see.

I called the doctor's office, and his nurse called him, and he called in a prescription. End of story, right?

Well, not in my house, of course. Sweetie went to get the script, and when I read it I realized he had prescribed a cephalosporin. She and Sweetie are both allergic to those.

Of course, by this time, the doctor's office is closed for the weekend, and they have a strict policy of not calling in prescriptions outside of office hours.

I called anyway, and begged the lady at the doctor's exchange to get me in touch with the doctor on call anyway. She did, and when he heard the situation, he made an exception and called in a form of penicillin instead.

So, a second trip to the pharmacy, and we are good to go. She is complaining because the pills are so huge, and she has to have 3 a day, but I'd rather that than the alternative of a raging infection.

As for the script we couldn't use, they have a program here in town that uses them. It has already been donated to that, and someone who can't afford the med will get treated.

Today is

Armed Forces Day

Cold Sophie's Day (5th Ice Saint)

Do Dah Day, Birmingham, Alabama

Feast of Maia and Mercury -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Feast of St. John Baptiste de la Salle

International Day of Families

National Chocolate Chip Day

National Pizza Party Day

National Safety Dose Day

Never Turn Your Back on the Ocean Day

Nylon Stockings Day

Police Officer/Peace Officer Memorial Day

Preakness Stakes

St. Dympna's Day (patron of the insane, asylums, mental health workers; against epilepsy, insanity, sleepwalking)

St. Hallvard's Day (patron of Oslo; defending innocence)

St. Isidore's Day (patron of farmers, farm workers, ranchers, Madrid)

Straw Hat Day

Anniversaries Today:

Mary, Queen of Scots, marries James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell, 1567

Birthdays Today:

Jamie-Lynn Sigler, 1981
David Krumholtz, 1978
David Charvet, 1972
Emmit Smith, 1969
George Brett, 1953
Madeleine Albright, 1937
Trini Lopez, 1937
Anna Maria Alberghetti, 1936
Jasper Johns, 1930
Eddy Arnold, 1918
James Mason, 1909
Joseph Cotten, 1905
Abraham Zapruder, 1905
Katherine Anne Porter, 1890
Pierre Curie, 1859
L. Frank Baum, 1856

Today in History:

Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is sentenced to death, 1536
Bartholomew Gosnold becomes the first European to see Cape Cod, 1602
Johannes Kepler confirms his discovery of the third law of planetary motion, 1618
James Puckle, a London lawyer, patents the world's first machine gun, 1718
The Seven Years' War begins when Great Britain declares war on France, 1756
Diego Marín Aguilera flies a glider for "about 360 meters", at a height of 5-6 meters, during one of the first attempted flights, 1793
George III survives two assassination attempts in one day, 1800
Opening of the first private mental health hospital in the United States, the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason (now Friends Hospital) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1817
Francis Baily observes "Baily's beads" during an annular eclipse, 1836
Rama IV is crowned King of Thailand (The King and I), 1851
Opening of the present Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, 1858
Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton form the National Woman's Suffrage Association, 1869
Las Vegas, Nevada, is founded, 1905
The United States Supreme Court declares Standard Oil to be an "unreasonable" monopoly under the Sherman Antitrust Act and orders the company to be broken up, 1911
The Winnipeg General Strike begins; by 11:00 a.m., almost the whole working population of Winnipeg, Manitoba had walked off the job, 1919
In an attempted coup d'état, the Prime Minister of Japan Inukai Tsuyoshi is killed, 1932
The Moscow Metro is opened to public, 1935
The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 3, 1958
President Richard Nixon appoints Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington the first female United States Army Generals, 1970
Edith Cresson becomes France's first female prime minister, 1991

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