Two completely unrelated but totally amazing things:
- Max is using an emulator to play Pokemon Red on our computer - a GameBoy game that was released five years before he was born.
- When Max was born, we were given the option of "banking" his umbilical cord blood or donating it. The argument for banking is that if he got leukemia or some other cancer, these antibody-rich, mixed just for him blood cells would be available. I am a superstitious woman and this seemed to me, at the hormone-drenched time, to be tempting fate. If we put those "what if he gets a life-threatening disease" vibes out there, what would that mean? We donated it instead. Yesterday we got a call from the hospital where Max was born (Hello, Gainesville, Florida!) and Max's chord blood has been matched to a pediatric leukemia patient. The decision we made over ten years ago may help save the life of another child.
As Wil so often says, "I love living in the future!"