Today we had to be at the grandkids’ school early for the Annual Sports Day for the Junior Primary Component. Young R continued with schoolwork as usual while younger J sat outside on a stand and yelled, or did a spot of running. Actually, she was entered in three races, of which two were individual. The first happened quite soon after the start, as part of the 40metre dash for all pupils in Grade 1, split into 8 events, with 55 entrants in all. J came first in her batch of 8, with a nail-biting finish and almost by a toenail! Her mother has a picture to prove this, but I can’t access it due to nonsense from my Android.
Her next race provided her with a second, but this was far more prestigious for her. She had been chosen as one of the two-per-house to compete in the 100m Medium Distance Race. In other words, the result put her second out of a potential 55 runners!
(Update) Her teacher confirmed on Friday 25th that the result makes her second-fastest of all Grade Ones. I added a few more slides in celebration. Both kids also came home with Academic Merit Badges for the week. This is the first time they have got them for the same weeks. We are super-pleased.
Her final race was a relay, but her team did not fare well in spit of a sterling effort she put in.
After her return home with us, she complained of a headache and again developed a slight fever. Thus, it has now become clear that the symptoms are probably exertion-related rather than anything to do with water. Fortunately, she was due for a return visit to her specialist this afternoon.
The result of that visit is that she will now have to receive a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (or MRI) non-invasive radiology scan to try and determine what is going on to cause the abnormality already detected. One thing that is going off at a great rate is the cash balance — all these tests and consultations are costing a fortune! Can’t be helped though; and I really hope they come up with a definite diagnosis for which there is a definite treatment.