Some time between 1am and 8pm on July 5th, my nine-year-old daughter’s appendix perforated.

We are lucky, really.  Working at Microsoft, I have some of the best health care in the US.  That says quite a bit.  She is resting comfortably, now, at Children’s Hospital in Seattle, ranked by US News and World Report magazine as the #12 pediatric hospital in the US and the best on the west coast. 

I would hate to think what would have happened if I didn’t have health insurance (47 million Americans do not), 

I thank God my baby is alive.  I’ll take a little time off from blogging for a while to tend my family.  See y’all soon.

Update:  My beautiful child came home from the hospital on July 15th, after 10 days, some eventful, some restful, some frustrating.  We took every day as it came.  Thanks to all who sent us your prayers and kind thoughts.  It helped.   

By Nick Malik

Former CIO and present Strategic Architect, Nick Malik is a Seattle based business and technology advisor with over 30 years of professional experience in management, systems, and technology. He is the co-author of the influential paper "Perspectives on Enterprise Architecture" with Dr. Brian Cameron that effectively defined modern Enterprise Architecture practices, and he is frequent speaker at public gatherings on Enterprise Architecture and related topics. He coauthored a book on Visual Storytelling with Martin Sykes and Mark West titled "Stories That Move Mountains".

4 thoughts on “A little forced time off”
  1. Words fail me.

    Good Luck to your "no longer quite so little" one.

    One thing no one ever warned me about parenthood was the low level terror that just hangs around the edges.

    People told me about the joy.  Just not the other stuff.

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