Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
We are told that he has a hole in his heart, and that is a good thing for the procedure that he'll need to have done. The hole means that he won't be born blue, that the blood pumping through his heart will be oxygenated just enough that he won't need to be rushed immediately into surgery; he'll (hopefully) be able to wait a week.
Then he'll need open heart surgery to transpose the arteries and veins into his heart and his chest will need to stay open for three days for the swelling to go down. He'll stay at the hospital for up to three weeks before we can take him home. Then we'll need to take him back and forth to Philadelphia for weekly and then monthly check ups for the next few years.
We're extremely lucky to be so close. I don't know what we'd do if we weren't just an hour away. There are only three hospitals in the country for this type of procedure.
I know it's not the happiest news in the world, but it could be much worse. We see children and their families on each visit there who have a much longer road ahead of them than we do.
So, for right now, we have to trust that we are in good hands, that we have done all that we could and hope for the best.
Clownalley.net hasn't been a priority for me the last few months, and given the idea that James may arrive as soon as tomorrow or as late as the end of next month, means that it will become even less of a priority in the foreseeable future.
So, if you find that things here get erratic and the blog is updated hourly (while I'm sitting around with little to do) or not at all (because I've got too much to do) please bear with me and we all get through this and get James home safely.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I had some really good oatmeal this morning. I was going to make some for Shane but he wanted Lucky Charms instead.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
...and at Fairyland in Oakland, CA in 1977.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
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Monday, September 14, 2009
Link courtesy of Mark Evanier's NEWS FROM ME
From Mr Evanier's blog...
This is going to make some of you very happy. In the past, I've linked to short clips of the great clown George Carl performing truncated versions of his wonderful act. This video, which runs around eighteen minutes, appears to be his complete routine as he was performing it at the time this was shot, which I'm guessing is around 1992 or so. It's from a stage show done at an Australian casino.George passed away in 2000. He did versions of this act for over fifty years, honing every second of it to perfection. I feel very fortunate that I got to see him do it live, which made it at least three times funnier. He was in a show in Vegas serving where he served as a respite between dance routines by beautiful shirtless ladies. Do you know how hard it is to steal a show from beautiful shirtless ladies? George Carl did it, performing a set that went pretty much like this, minus the silly intro..
From the person who posted the video to YouTube...
This is George Carl performing a show called "Starz". It was performed at Conrad Jupiter's Casino, on the Gold Coast , Australia. It was the first production to be staged at Conrad Jupiter's Casino. The second show was called Galaxies. Both shows set a very high benchmark for high quality production shows in Australia.They both enjoyed long runs and full houses. American choreographer Jerry Jackson was the mastermind behind both shows. Jim Macdonald was the producer with his company called "Delicado Productions".