Mercedes informed me today, as she and Theo were playing quietly together, that Theo (her son) had an iPod, iPad, a TV and a cell phone.  “But he isn’t spoiled,” she added.  I said that having all those things tended to make one selfish and spoiled.  “No, Mom.  He is really good.  He has cancer so he gets whatever he wants.  His name is Thomas.”  At which point Theo piped up and concurred that he was good.  They were on their way to the hospital where “Thomas” was to have “tests.”