Scout Kitty Update
First off, I wish to thank everyone who has opened their hearts and generously donated to Scout's surgery fund. We are grateful that we have received donations to cover about 40% of his total bill. With Mr. Sprocket on disability for the past eight months and several more months of recovery still ahead for him, your generosity in helping with Scout's surgery is an answered prayer. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Several of you have written me asking for an update on how Scout is doing. He is recovering well. On Thursday evening he was up and about and acting like all was well and time for him to go outside again. His ears are finally cold which told us his temperature was back to normal. That's good news. On Friday evening he got his drain tube removed and we had a long conversation with his doctor about his sneezing and what the possible causes could be. The most likely culprit is the herpes virus. We have a strong suspicion that in Scout's prior life he had been vaccinated. His sneezing is not accompanied by other serious symptoms and it could be that with the infection he had with the bite wound, his immune system was depressed a bit, giving a virus the opportunity to express itself. His doctor felt the sneezing would be gone completely in about two weeks.
The other fur kids must be smelling the antibiotics he's on (he still has another bottle of liquid to go through) and are keeping him at bay with a few hissing fits when he tries to say hello with his traditional head butt. Meanwhile, he's letting us know vocally how unhappy he is to be staying inside 24/7. He gets his stitches out December 30th. Until then we are making him wear his skirt bandage. Here is Scout on one of his favorite spots.
Phil Spector Day 20th Notes
During the short court day on December 17th, it was obvious that AJ was tired. He did mention to someone in the gallery who asked that he had been up until 2 am working on motions. The trial was put in a holding pattern even before Juror #1 became ill over what latitude the defense has in their cross of Dr. Pena and whether any testimony on "psychological autopsy" will be admitted into evidence. According to Mr. Jackson, he only had 4 hours of sleep last night. AJ also stated that the prosecution team was welcoming the holiday break so that they could "recharge their batteries." It will be interesting to see if Weinberg delivers on the Judge's orders to turn over written discovery on his potential witness, Dr. Seiden by next Tuesday as ordered. Weinberg has delayed turning over this discovery on at least two other occasions leaving the prosecution with no other choice than to file a motion accusing Mr. Weinberg of gamesmanship. Each time, Mr. Weinberg has had a different excuse as to why he did not deliver the discovery as promised.
I'm guessing that the prosecution's case will take one more week to present, once court resumes on January 5th, 2009.