Going Bovine Chapters 9-11 Destiny, Steven, Xzavier, & X’Zavionn

Review

In chapter 9, Cameron has to see Abby a drug counselor. He describes her office as bland. Abby tries to get him to talk about his drug use but Cameron has only smoked weed and feels that this should not be causing his hallucinations.

Abby refers Cameron to Dr. Klein, a psychiatrist with another bland office. In Dr. Klein's office Cameron struggles with the ergo chairs as if it were a lowrider with hydraulics.

Abby tells Cameron to stay off drugs and Dr. Klein prescribes him drugs. Cameron is just glad he still has weed.

Chapter 10 Overview - Cameron is not sleeping and the anti-crazy drugs from Dr. Klein are making his insomnia worse.

Cameron is left home alone so he gets high and goes for a bike ride. Freedom! He stops to see his friend Eubie. This conversation revolves around music and the twos interest in Jazz. Cameron rides on but decides to go on old country roads instead of the streets. It starts to rain but Cameron is enjoying the rain.

The clouds become darker and Cameron gets scared he is going to be in a tornado. A tree catches on fire from lightning but Cameron begins to see fire giants instead of flames. He sees a big dude in black armour with a sword. He is in a panic but keeps riding but when he looks back the fire giants and the big dude are gone.

Cameron gets home to look up hallucinations on his computer and then see more strange stuff. He see the feather again but this time it's on his computer. The feather link www. Followthefeather.com takes him to a strange video were an Asian man is talking about the 11 dimensions and the Copenhagen Interpretation continually plays.

Camerons alarm goes off and it seems like it is all a bad dream until the toaster catches fire. When the toaster goes up in flames he sees the fire giants again falls to the floor screaming.

In Chapter 11, Cameron is in a MRI machine. He has been to see three doctors in four days.

Cameron’s mom and dad are concerned and they are treating him differently. His dad calls him ‘buddy’ and wants to make a fire to roast marshmallows even though it is warm outside.

Cameron’s dad tell him he is going to see a specialist in Dallas. His mom suggest they eat Sancho’s after the doctor.

The doctor explains to Cameron that he has Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease or Mad Cow disease. This causes bad proteins to take over the brain. His brain is being destroyed. Cameron doesn’t know what to say to this news.

Vocabulary

Hallucinogens - A drug that causes hallucinations, such as lsd
Copenhagen Interpretation“The Copenhagen interpretation is an expression of the meaning of quantum mechanics that was largely devised in the years 1925 to 1927 by Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg. It remains one of the most commonly taught interpretations of quantum mechanics.”
Ergonomically - Persistent problem to sleep and to stay sleeping.
A measurable extent of some kind, such as length, breadth, depth, or height.
Non-commital - (of a person or a person's behavior or manner) not expressing or revealing commitment to a definite opinion or course of action.)
Illusion - a thing that is or is likely to be wrongly perceived or interpreted by the senses.
Hydroponic - The cultivation of plants by placing the roots in liquid nutrient solutions rather than soil; soilless growth of plants.
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease- is a rare, degenerative, invariably fatal brain disorder.
Neurological - relating to the anatomy, functions, and organic disorders of nerves and the nervous system.

Response

Cameron has mad cow disease and has bad hallucinations. He saw while he was high now his brain is being ate by this sad sickness. Now everyone wants to be around him knowing he’s dying soon.

Reference

http://www.shmoop.com/going-bovine/summary.html and http://www.dictionary.com/browse

Credits:

Created with images by sarahstierch - "Giant fire is giant" • permanently scatterbrained - "CIMG2876" • skeeze - "nyhavn district water reflection" • emilydickinsonridesabmx - "Remodeling: Setting Up A Home Office" • bazzadarambler - "The corrugated tunnel to another dimension, or possibly, Ebley." • the russians are here - "...in the name of love" • geralt - "smartphone face man" • brittreints - "hydroponic" • Jurijus Azanovas - "87 Mad Cow" • ElisaRiva - "head brain thoughts"

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