Kathleen Chada's victim impact statement: 'I thought we were a normal family'
I thought we were a normal, ordinary family. Blessed to have two beautiful healthy boys, a lovely home, and good family and friends around us.
I thought I knew my husband. On Sunday the 28th of July 2013, Sanj brought me a cup of coffee in bed and I had a lie-in.
He made lunch that day and we watched a program on healthy eating as it was something Eoghan in particular was interested in and both boys were learning about in school. Sanj had said he would take the boys bowling for a treat and to let me have a break. It was a fairly typical Sunday. The boys finished off their favourite dinner of dahl and rice and off they went.
Little did I know that Sanj intended I never see any of them alive again. I question why he left me behind? I have to live with the belief he wanted me dead as well. He just didn't know how- I would have fought tooth and nail for my boys.
Eoghan and Ruairi were bright, happy, sporty, popular, gorgeous boys who had their whole lives ahead of them. Their head mistress in school described them as having the full package, and boy did they. Eoghan had so many plans for his future. He wanted to be a farmer like his uncle and Poppy. He also wanted to be a chef like another uncle. In fact he and one of his best friends planned to open a restaurant together. And because they were so interested in magic they wanted all the waiters and waitresses to learn magic tricks to entertain customers. He also wanted to be a hurler and play for Kilkenny or Carlow.
Tooth trouble is likely root of dog's swelling
Dalia and George from Goleta, Calif., have written in about their dog, Mica. Mica is a 6-year-old Labrador retriever that has been with them since puppyhood. Recently, Mica has developed a swelling in front of his left eye.
When it first showed up, George thought it was a result of some roughhousing he and Mica were engaged in, which included some tug-o-war with a rope toy. George took Mica to his veterinarian and was prescribed a nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory medication to be given to Mica for 10 days, assuming Mica indeed was injured during his “battle” with George.
Mica’s swelling initially seemed to subside some with the treatment, but it has not gone away entirely. Most recently, he has begun to eat less and takes more time to eat.
Certainly it is possible that Mica has an injury that has caused the swelling in front of his left eye, but because the swelling has not resolved and he has an appetite change, more detective work is needed.