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Mostly good news

Tuesday, March 22, 2016      4 comments

Last week Danny started randomly vomiting, while clearly not feeling sick. Monday he vomited twice. Luckily both times someone was quick with a bag or trash can. I had long ago stopped carrying blue hospital vomit bags in my purse. Tuesday w... Read more

Correction and Clarification

Wednesday, March 09, 2016      5 comments

I should probably know better than to post a blog, especially when irritated and upset, before I really have full information. Unfortunately, I did just that in my last blog. I found out yesterday that much of what I posted was wrong, if only ... Read more

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

Hives

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


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