Monday, October 19, 2009

latest edition to the Shillings Family

Meet: The Puppy!
We haven't chosen a name for our 6 week old Bloodhound/Boxer mix. But I'm sure it will be 'sniffed' out soon!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Flu? or NOT the flu?

This past week (Oct 5-10th) I thought I had the Flu. Much to my pain, suffering and embarrassment, I Did NOT! I had a Very bad Kidney infection known in the medical field as Pyelonephritis.

Some of the more common symptoms were mimicking the flu symptoms:
• chills with shaking,
• fatique
• fever higher than 102 that persists for more than 2 days.
• Chills with shaking
•Mental Changes or Confusion - This was the kicker. I was REALLY disoriented with this.. Very bizarre.
• did I mention Chills with shaking?

But even I knew that after 6 days of very high fever that It was more than just a bug.
So, off to the clinic I went. After examination and a cup filling- Tada! Antibiotics to the rescue! And boy were they big ones.
Glad to let you know that Today, about 2 weeks after onset and 1 week after med start... I'm feeling better. Almost back to normal.
So... If you THINK you have the flu... But it lasts more than 3-4 days Don't delay. Visit your Dr. Today.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

Family Heritage

My father sent me a picture of (from left to right) My great Uncle Roy, My Great Aunt Chitra, and My Grandfather, Lee Meharry. This photo was taken when they were probably in the age rage of 8-12? (I'm guessing here) I've been amazed to see the resemblance between the men in my family line. My son looks like he could have been a twin to my grandfather! I've always said that my son and my brother looked remarkably like Grandpa Lee.

This is as close as I can find for a visual reference for Jacob. He's making kind of a stinker face in this picture. He generally doesn't like to have his photo taken.