UPDATE to the update
This photo and joke are to go with the funny comment that LPC left. She wrote, "Oh no. He's EE? That isn't an engineer. That's an engineering Terminator."
A line from the movie: "Your clothes... give them to me, now."
A joke that goes with that line that makes perfect sense to anyone who knows and loves engineers:
Two engineering students were walking across campus when one said, "Where did you get such a great bike?"
The second engineer replied, "Well, I was walking along yesterday minding my own business when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike. She threw the bike to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, "Take what you want."
The second engineer nodded approvingly, "Good choice; the clothes probably wouldn't have fit."
1. You've all probably been wondering what's going on with SH's infected incision. Did he drop dead? (No.) Was his leg amputated? (No.) Did he go to the doctor? (No.)
I emailed my sister the neo-natal practitioner and Ilene the Bodacious Redheaded Pediatrician who used to blog but has stopped alas because she is hilarious and asked their opinions. They both said for SH to go to the doctor, but he ignored their advice, along with Maureen the Nurse's advice, and declared he was not going to no steenkin' doctor or urgent care center, even though I had called our doctor, gotten a referral, called our insurance company, gotten confirmation that urgent care was indeed covered for just a tiny $20 copay (we have great insurance so Obama, you better not mess it up) and then gotten the address of not only the urgent care centers near SH's Dallas hotel but also the center near our house, which is within walking distance.
SH said that he was just going to let his stupid leg heal on its own. Which it has been doing. He has a hole in his leg. A hole that is healing from the inside out, pushing a little bit of gunk out every day.
He whines and complains and insists this is all my fault for making him go to the doctor in the first place. He is also very annoyed that he has had a COMPLICATION because of course in his perfect world of electrical engineering and chip design, Input A always leads to Output B and if it doesn't, it's because the inputter screwed up and not because medicine is as much art as science and every body is different and heals differently and guess what? people get sick and die EVEN WHEN DOCTORS DO EVERYTHING RIGHT.
2. The cable box heard my threat to take it in to be exchanged and has miraculously healed itself, much as my car used to heal itself when I would turn up the radio so I wouldn't hear the odd noises it was making. Let that be a lesson to you, cable box.