In step with orthopedics

I would have liked a little more notice than this, perhaps, but it’s still nice to know ortho hasn’t completely forgotten about us. We got a call last week saying they wanted to do Namine’s foot surgery (feet surgery? It does encompass both feet) this month, on the 23rd. I guess the opening just became available recently. (They originally wanted to go with the 13th, which was okay with us too, except they didn’t think there was enough operating room time, so they gave us the 23rd date instead.) As I understand it, the 23rd is still a tentative date, as they still need to figure out what time they’ll start operating. The initial time, I think, was 4:30 in the afternoon, but now they’re going with sometime around noon.

CSS3 lightswitch

Creating a CSS3 lightswitch (that works!) has been interesting. I was already familiar with -moz-linear-gradient(), so creating the switch in Firefox took only a little while. But I swear the Webkit property -webkit-gradient() was made with its foremost purpose being to confuse people and complicate things more than necessary. But never mind all that – it’s done!

From vacation to decannulation

It’s always hard to get back into the swing of the daily routine after a vacation, even a small one like a 3-day weekend. (Of course, the nature of Namine’s condition and medication needs still require a semblance of routine, even on vacation. But it was still nice to relax and to be able to do things at our own pace.) Especially when you have to get up early the next morning for an early clinic visit. But this one is well worth the lost sleep: a trach/vent clinic, but not just any – today we start down the road for Namine’s decannulation.