Saturday, January 13, 2007

News of the Week

First of all I am so happy that the missing Missouri boy has been found alive. What great news! And even more miraculous is that another boy who had been missing four years was also found at the same place. It seems clear to me that anyone who preys upon children is subhuman and doesn't have the same rights as normal people.

On a much sadder note, two families here are mourning the most horrible murders of a young couple. Four black men are charged with the abduction and murders of a young white couple, 21 year old Channon Christian and 23 year old Chris Newsom.

Apparently, what started as a car-jacking ended up in two murders. The only reason I mention the race issue is because we all know that if it had been a young black couple murdered by four white men the crime would have been all over the national news just like the false rape of a black woman by however many white men (Duke lacrosse team case).

Well, my deepest sympathy goes to the families who have lost their beautiful children. I just can't imagine the pain and sorrow they must be feeling. And my sympathy goes to the families of the murderers, too, because it must be a very horrible feeling to know that your relative has done something so bad.

Lastly, on the person front, I'm suffering from pleurisy. It's probably the result of the bad cold (or flu) I had over the Christmas holidays, but I'm just guessing. I have to go to the doctor again on Monday to make sure it is responding to the antibiotics.

They gave me a bit of a scare yesterday after taking the chest x-ray. They immediately sent me to the hospital for a CT scan to make sure that I didn't have a pulmonary embolism. The good news is that I don't have that.

Have you ever had a CT scan? They are pretty cool, and the machine looks and sounds like something from a sci-fi movie. The freakiest part was the feeling of the contrast dye being shot through my veins.

Well, I must now go rest my sickly little self.

Illness Update: Spoke with the doctor Monday, and apparently I had pneumonia and didn't know it and so it progressed to pleurisy. I am getting better slowly. At least now I can breathe without pain. I don't know why I get so sick, except maybe I'm some kind of freak who wants to see just how sick I can get before going to the doctor. ;-)


dhammett said...

That was great news about the two boys. One has to wonder how the first one kidnaped (yes, the spelling is correct with one or two p's) was kept under control the past 4 years, that is, what he could have been told about his family, etc. that would make him not try to contact them.

And it took some pretty good police work to locate and rescue them, too. What the article doesn't say was that after locating what they believed to be the truck, the police had to cobble together sufficient probable cause to get the warrant to get into the apartment. That couldn't have been easy to do. Kudos to those who worked the case.

And last but certainly not least, get well soon, Rae Ann. You know we all wish you a speedy recovery.

CapitalistImperialistPig said...

Rae Ann,

I hope you are feeling better soon. I had a recent CT scan, and I agree it's not too bad. The contrast dye is a heck of an improvement over the old ones, which always made me barf.

Kat said...

I saw on the news the other night about the boy missing, then later they found the girl. Is that right? I miss the news a lot between my erratic schedule and the barrage of kids shows.

eatmisery said...

My Mom's had pleurisy a few times. It sucks. I hope you feel better soon, Rae Ann. You'll be in my thoughts.

Aryan Barbarian said...

Finding the boys alive was a great story. Finding the couple murdered was a tragedy.

Aryan Barbarian said...

PS. Why are you a "hoe?"

Rae Ann said...

Thanks, everyone for the well-wishes. I'm *slowly* getting better, I think.

Aryan, the being a "hoe" is a play on words and refers to the garden tool. I've been messing with the template so some links might be missing, but there is supposed to be a link that explains it under FAQs.