Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Light the Night, and a Wierd Encounter

I almost forgot to post about the Light the Night event that we went to on Friday night and some things that make you go... Hmmm.

So, we went to the Leukemia and Lymphoma "Light the Night" event and walked around Old Town Fort Collins with lit up balloons to help make money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. It was a good event all in all but there was this one weird thing...

We were getting registered when Tiffany and I recognized a young couple who also used to live at UV, University Village. I went over to ask them if they had lived at UV and the first thing she asked me was, "did you live in the 1600's?" I told her yes and asked her about her daughter, who seemed to have the typical round puffy cheeks of a kid with cancer. Her daughter, also has A.L.L. and also lived in the 1600 campus of CSU's Married Student Housing in UV. She proceeded to tell me of several other people who had contracted Leukemia, Lymphoma, and other cancers, at least 4 of them kids, all in the 1600 block of UV, 8 total.

So, basically that really sucks. I know that I couldn't have know about that when I signed up for graduate school and moved our family into UV... But it still stinks. And it stinks for all the kids that are still living there. I wonder if anyone will get it this fall? To me, there is an obvious link. There is no way in my mind that when 3000 kids a year get A.L.L. that 2 of them would get it 2 years in a row and in the same building complex!

So, I don't know what to do from here, but I don't see myself being able to let it go. CSU has to have good records of everything that has been sprayed around there, everything that those old buildings are made of, and much much more. It seems like a great opportunity to help figure out what may be one of the causes of Leukemia and Lymphoma.

Anybody have any ideas of where to start?

Eye Follow Up Exam

So Abby's doing really good lately, still not sleeping through the night yet, but we'll keep working on that one.

Tiffany and her mom and Anna, took Abby down to see the eye doctor early Monday morning... Anna drove. Just wanted to see if you were paying attention. Anyway they all went down to see Dr. King. He said that everything looked perfect for this point and now it's just up to the brain to snap it all back together. We won't know if the brain has started to drive both eyes, man everyone driving in this blog entry, for about another couple months. Until then Abby won't need to wear her glasses and in a week or so her eyes won't be so bloodshot either. So hopefully she will have straight eyes from now on!

That's about all on the medical front until our next appointment on Tuesday next week.