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Eye Surgery Blues
Friday, March 04, 2016      5 comments

Henry had to have some more eye measurements done today for the surgery his ophthalmologist has been talking about for some time. It is a relatively new surgery, involving putting a special lens in his eye without taking out the lens he has. D... Read more
Stomach Flu
Thursday, March 03, 2016      4 comments

I am generally very healthy, and almost never get sick. Last year, just like everyone else in the city, it seemed, I did get the flu, as did Danny. He got a lot more attention for it than I did. (Appropriately) In any case, the last thing... Read more
Surgery follow-up
Saturday, February 27, 2016      3 comments

Henry had a follow-up appointment yesterday, which was mostly memorable because the doctor told us a number of things that were in direct contradiction to what he had said before. One was that he was going to remove the stitch in his eye at the... Read more
Henry's Cataract Surgery
Sunday, February 21, 2016      3 comments

Last Tuesday (the 16th) was a big day for Henry as well as for Danny. It was Danny's 15th birthday, which is a pretty special thing. Sadly for him, though, it was also the day of Henry's cataract surgery, which took precedence for most of the ... Read more
"Ash" Wednesday
Tuesday, February 16, 2016      2 comments

Last Wednesday I had a near escape from burning the house down. I also am now quite worried about my brain (or lack thereof). One would think that, having lived in the same house for more than fifteen years, I would know which burner on the st... Read more
Proud of my daughter again
Sunday, February 14, 2016      3 comments

It seems to be a very special spring for my daughter. She writes a blog for a website called Catholic Stand. She doesn't get paid for it, but she enjoys writing, and she figures it is something good to put on her resume. One of her blogs was ... Read more
My Daughter's Dance
Sunday, February 07, 2016      2 comments

My lovely daughter asked me to post a link to a dance she choreographed and performed. She has cerebral palsy as a result of bleeding in her brain because of her premature birth (28 weeks). Nonetheless, she has accomplished a great deal - she ... Read more
More on surgery
Tuesday, February 02, 2016      4 comments

Henry and I saw Dr. Townley today for the real pre-surgery appointment. I'm not really sure what the other one was, when we spent most of a day going from pillar to post and having a bunch of eye measurements made, plus seeing an ophthalmologis... Read more
Eye Surgery
Sunday, January 31, 2016      2 comments

Now that I have a brief break from dealing with Danny's medical issues, I get to start dealing with Henry's. Now, Henry, unlike Danny, is of age (heck, he's 25!), so technically I have no say unless he allows me one. However, he has always let m... Read more
THE Call
Thursday, January 21, 2016      3 comments

Well, the pediatric urologist, Dr. Novak, surprised me, after I had decided that he wasn't going to call me after all. Yesterday (Wednesday), I made the mistake of answering the phone ;-) and there he was. I know he thought I was a ... Read more
Monday, January 18, 2016      3 comments

I think it was on Saturday that I first noticed some odd lumps (pimples? At my age?) on my arm and back, but it wasn't anything I paid much attention to. Then yesterday I realised that I had developed not just a few, but lots and lots of v... Read more
Transition time
Sunday, January 17, 2016      1 comments

It seems as though the pediatric urologist either changed his mind about calling us, or got too busy, or something. Someone was home most of last week, Wednesday to Friday. He said he would call Wednesday. He didn't call. Cecily said she did... Read more
Urodynamic Testing
Tuesday, January 12, 2016      1 comments

After Danny had thrown a fit about the testing last Wednesday, and refused to have it done unless he could first take pain medication, it was re-scheduled for 8 A.M. yesterday. In hindsight, I wish I had told them that that time just wouldn't w... Read more
Another tough two days, but also some good news
Wednesday, January 06, 2016      1 comments

Danny and I have had far too many horrible days lately, and we spend far too much time running from pillar to post dealing with far too many side effects. I know I do too much whining about my bad days, but it is cathartic for me, and i... Read more
Another Very Long Day
Monday, January 04, 2016      3 comments

Danny had an appointment at the clinic for December 29th, ostensibly just for counts, at 9. In addition, his sister Cecily had an important appointment at 9:45 with her orthopedic surgeon. (She has cerebral palsy.) The idea was that I w... Read more

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