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TomSlick's Journal
TomSlick's Journal
January 23, 2022

The twins are both home!

Mac was released from the NICU this afternoon. Mom, Dad, and grandmother claim to be able to tell them apart. I’m skeptical.

The tension level is way down. Two more beautiful baby girls the world has never seen.

January 19, 2022

At-home covid tests.

I got "the word" that the local health department had at-home covid tests to give away and managed to score three boxes with two tests each. I have ordered the tests from the federal government site but these from the health department will be good to have until the federal ones arrive.

There was no public announcement - I just heard the tests were available.

It might be worthwhile to call your local health department and ask.

January 18, 2022

I need any medics out there to talk me off the ledge.

My newborn granddaughter has been in the NICU for a week. She was placed in the NICU due to early breathing concerns.

She's off O2. She's eating more and weighs more than her twin sister at home. (The pediatrician tells us the child at home is thriving.) The NICU docs will not (or at least have not) talked to the parents in days. The nurses (the only people with whom the parents can speak) keep providing different metrics for her release. The parents are convinced she is being held in the NICU until her calculated due date - in two more weeks. (It's probably a good thing that her G-Dad can't get through the door due to Covid restrictions.)

At some point, laying in an NICU bed instead of being held by her parents and grandparents - especially her G-Dad - has to be bad for her development.

I get it, my degree is in law and not medicine and obviously don't know what I'm talking about. Someone out there who does know, please tell me that everything is fine.

January 16, 2022

Thank God for DU (& the truck hot spot)

I’ve delivered the DIL to the hospital for the 9:00 feeding in the NICU for the twin still there.

I am not allowed in the hospital due to COVID restrictions. Fortunately, I have a tank of gas and a hot spot in the truck. I can sit and read DU. It’s all good.

January 14, 2022

It's granddaughters - two of them.

I'm just back from NW Arkansas for the birth of two granddaughters - identical twins.

One is in the NICU (strangely, the larger of the two) but expected to be released soon. The older brother's third birthday is next week. I'm driving back tomorrow after fighting some fires at the office.

Look out world. There are two more little Slicks.

November 10, 2021

AG Leslie Rutledge has dropped out of the Arkansas Governor's race.

The good news is that now I don't have to vote in the GQP primary. The bad news is that there is not so much as a speed bump between Sarah Smokey Eyes and the Governor's office.

November 8, 2021

Hey Grandpa. What's for supper?

Calf liver and onions cooked in bacon on the griddle. Mashed potatoes and brown gravy. Squash with more onions from the griddle.

November 6, 2021

I had my Covid Booster yesterday and I'm worried.

I had no effects - none. Does that mean there was no immune response?

I knew I had received a vaccine after the first two. This time, nothing.

October 19, 2021

I question the rush to condemn Gen Powell here.

I was mobilized from the Army Reserve in the build-up to the invasion of Iraq. I was skeptical about the justification to invade Iraq - at first.

I sat through a daily intelligence briefing on Iraq that the Regular Army commanding general for whom I worked received. There was never any doubt expressed by the intelligence folks that there were WMD in Iraq. It wasn't a matter of the intelligence community having a high degree of confidence in their analysis, there was simply no question. By the time the invasion occurred, the briefings had overcome my skepticism and I was convinced the WMD were going to be found.

We now know that Cheney and Rumsfeld had their thumbs on the scale and got the intelligence analysis that they wanted despite the evidence. That capitulation to Cheney and Rumsfeld is on the intelligence community and not the consumers of the intelligence. Gen Powell did not create the bogus intelligence, he was the victim of a lie.

September 25, 2021

How 'bout dem Hogs!!

Arkansas beats Texas A&M 20-10.


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Gender: Male
Hometown: Arkansas
Home country: USA
Current location: Arkansas, USA
Member since: Mon May 15, 2017, 09:46 PM
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About TomSlick

I'm a lawyer primarily representing clients who are being sued. I am a retired Army Judge Advocate. Nothing I post here, including any comments about legal topics, should be construed as legal advice or creating an attorney-client relationship.
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