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On Russia and China

Saw this on Facebook and said to my husband:

Me: pinapauwi na daw ng Russia yung mga tao nila sa ibat-ibang panig ng mundo kasi malapit na daw ang WW3 

Him: malapit naman na talaga

M: gaano kalapit?  like… in a decade? 

H: wala pang decade

M: nagkakainitan na daw kasi sila ng US eh dba dati pa sila may tensyon ng US? 

H: oo nga

M: eh diba si Duterte he’s choosing either Russia or China, bakit…?  i mean,  bakit China?  bakit Russia? 

H: ang US kasi hindi naman talaga nyan lalabanan ang China kasi lubog sa utang ang US.tignan mo dun sa ginagawa ng China hindi nakikialam ang US.  hindi maganda magiging epekto sa kanila kapag tinulungan nila ang Pilipinas. when it comes sa military  powers,  talo talaga tayo sa China. 

M: pag nagkagyera talaga parang sacrificial lamb ang Pinas. so kaya nakikipag-ano si Duterte sa China para mabawasan yung damage if ever? 

H: pwede

M: eh bakit Russia?  magkakampi ba sila. ng China? 

H: hindi

M: interesado ba satin ang Russia?

H: magkalaban sila ng US so parang “the friend of my enemy is my friend” tsaka sila ang may pinakamalaking military force.  mas malaki sila sa China

M: mas malaki sila? WOW,  đŸ˜± akala ko China yung pinakamalaki. 

H: siguro sa Asia,  pero Russia ang pinakamalaki,  tignan mo yung purple na yan,  yan ang Russia.  ito lang ang China at itk lang ang US

M: i thought that purple part was China 

Just a Pill Away – Congenital Hypothyroidism

Just a Pill Away – Congenital Hypothyroidism

Last May 6, 2016, I gave birth to my third (and last) child. Like his siblings, he was delivered via C-section and we needed to stay at the hospital for 4 days. Looking at my baby, like most (if not all) mothers, what I see is perfect, handsome little angel who loves to sleep a lot. Yep, even when his nappy’s full of poop, he’s still asleep. Even when all the babies are crying, he’s still sleeping. The only time he’s awake is if he’s going to eat.

Almost a week after we’re sent home, one of the nurses called us, she said there’s something they need to check on my baby and it’s about the result of his newborn screening. The next day, we’re back in the hospital and the nurse said the my baby’s result for CH (TSH) is slightly elevated and they need to redo the test. She showed me the result. Normal is 15, my son’s result is 15.18.  I was confident that the second test will be OK ’cause my  baby’s fine and it doesn’t look like anything’s wrong. Besides, .18 is not that much and it was taken when he was just 2 days old.

While she’s taking blood samples, I saw this poster comparing two kids with congenital hypothyroidism, one was treated early and the other one’s not.

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