California was awesome and... no earthquakes. Wicked. The shoot was super fun. but I am not sure when/if they will use the footage. They do it with 4 different people every 6 weeks and so get an overload of material. At first I was a little bummed that it might not be used - like maybe it was an indicator that they weren't thrilled with what I said. And what about my friends whom I had told about the shoot, and then... no Maja. I wouldn't want anyone to think I had LIED! And then, I realized, all that was the ca-RAZY talking, and in the end if they didn't use it, I still got a fantastic free trip to California with my sweet Hubs and Chubs (aka Saskatoon Fats, McChub... Ezra) AND I don't have to be on tv talking ABOUT MY ACNE. Turns out, I am perfectly ok with option #2.
Photos of the shoot:
At the Getty with the cute boys... (Just as an FYI - Ezra really was the star of the shoot - they ATE up the chubbiness)
Now on to Lincoln - he is getting BETTER!!!! I really started to notice a difference when I got home from church on Sunday. And then on Monday - it was like he was himself again. He got dressed!!!! For the first time in 10 days!!!! AND said he was "really hungry and sick and tired of fasting..." haha! I was over the moon with relief and so, so grateful that he was getting better. I kept hugging him all day and yelling - You are getting BETTER!! I am so HAPPY!
And then, as I was walking out of my house to an exam, Lincoln said he was super itchy. So I checked him out and the poor kid was covered in HIVES! I mean head to toe, can't stop scratching welt-y looking nastiness. I went from utter elation of having him improve so dramatically to despair that he was allergic to the antibiotic that was saving his life. It was all I could do to not sob. I was more upset at the sight of those things than going to the hospital in an ambulance. At that point I was still in ignorance to the gravity of the situation, but now I was fully aware of the seriousness. And he couldn't take the drug anymore.
And I was going to class to write an EXAM.
Every question I read my head spun thinking of Lincoln. Do I take him back to the ER? Walk-in? How does Le Chatellier's principle apply to...? How can I phone the health line, ER, family friends who are doctors from here? What is the concentrations of products and reactants at equilibrium? Is this as big a deal as I am making it out to be in my head???
I could hardly read my eyes were so blurred from tears.
Finally I finished and got a hold of our friend Kevin, who is nearing the end of his residency in family med and calmed my super over reactive fears. He said Lincoln wasn't likely allergic, and I should continue on with the treatment.
What a stress though. I did as Kevin told me, and sure enough - there has been nothing more. And he keeps getting better; and more and more bored at being at home. He really could go back tomorrow, but I will likely keep him home until Monday just to be on the safe side.
So there - updated!! Thanks again for all your prayers, well wishes and support. It meant a lot to me to know so many people cared.
(And an update on the exam... I got 96%.)