Monday, September 20, 2010

My Town Monday: Health in San Diego

Sorry to report there will only be a pseudo My Town Monday post because....I spent Sunday evening (we got home at 11:30 pm) in the ER with Child #2. He fell off his skateboard, more like shot through the air, landed on his shoulder and majorly broke his collar bone. Huge fracture. That said, the scenario could have been much much worse. Child #2 wasn't wearing a helmet.

So, the Summy family is officially done with skateboards. Forever and ever, amen. At least the mother is. And that's what really counts because I'm getting rid of all ours.

Anyway, when Urgent Care sent us to the ER, I told Child #2 that I'd read all about this awesome aquarium in the ER waiting room. I even mentioned that I'd use the aquarium for My Town Monday post. (See how I'm always thinking of you people!) Perhaps there is another aquarium somewhere else in the hospital? Because if this is the only one, some reporter grossly exaggerated its awesomeness. Frankly, there's a much more awesome aquarium at this Thai restaurant in Oceanside.

In other health news, we're having a huge outbreak of pertussis (whooping cough) in California (perhaps the largest in 50 years). It turns out I was behind on my immunizations. You'll be happy to know I'm now all caught up. While at the doctor's, I had a few gallons of blood drawn. It turns out I'm low in vitamin D! Seriously? I must be the only person living in San Diego who is low in the vitamin you get from the sun!

And in mouthwatering news, it's San Diego Restaurant Week (Sept 19-24). Go have a meal out at one of the many participating restaurants. But don't hop a skateboard to get to your dinner reservation. And move if you're seated near someone coughing.

Please click through to My Town Monday posts listed below. You'll get a slice of life from these bloggers' eyes! (If you've put up a MTM post, let me know in the comments section here or on the official My Town Monday blog. And I'll link to you on both blogs.)

Jim Winter posts about the miracle of Reds baseball in October!

Travis Erwin introduces us to another Amarillo, TX blogger




http://leftbrainrightbrain.co.uk/2010/08/the-california-pertussis-outbreak-of-2010/

10 comments:

Travis Erwin said...

I have a pseudo MTM post up myself. Sorry to hear about the skateboard accident. Hate to hear about the bone break but like you said it could have been worse. Take care.

David Cranmer said...

Sorry to hear about the accident and I hope #2 recovers quickly.

Susan R. Mills said...

Sorry about your child. Yes, it could have been much worse.

Sarakastic said...

good riddance to skateboards!

Teresa said...

Hope Child #2 mends quickly. The Chinese say that if you have a break as a child, it means you will have a long life. I hope that they are right on that one.

I have a vitamin D deficiency, too. I think it's too much "June gloom."

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Major bummer! You take the boy to the doctor and YOU end up getting a shot!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Since I may be away when you ask just to let you know I will be reviewing Stranglehold by Ed Gorman for October. Fiction adult.

Gabriele Goldstone said...

Hope your son is recuperating. Scary. And not enough Vitamin D, eh? Wow, I am surprised. Sunny California and all that. We've had a whooping cough resurgence here, too.

Take care!

Cleverly Inked said...

Huh, thats the glorious aquarium? I guess it's the effort:)

Rug Cleaning Los Angeles said...

Did you go to any good restaurants for Restaurant Week?? Over the past few years I've been to Croce's downtown (a few times, check it out!), The Marble Room- also a must. And I went with some friends to a romantic dinner at the Marine Room - gorgeous location.