I'm very busy raising an eight year old grandson who has cerebral palsy and is blind in one eye.
I'm editing several novels and have completed two illustrated poetry books. Currently I'm looking for interested publishers.
Would love to keep in touch with everyone who enjoys my poetry but there is never enough time. If you'd like updates on what's going on, you'll find it here.
Newsletter Dated: 6/16/2003 2:30:29 PM
Subject: Sandy's Chatterbox
When we took Doogie to Portland on Thursday, we stopped by the Oregon School for the Blind enroute home. Doogie will be attending Blind Camp July 13-19th so we wanted to see the place before sending him there. It's nice and so are the people :)!
Doogie is scheduled to have the oil in his right eye removed July 28th. Dr. Lauer said there's a 1 in 5 chance that when the oil is removed (or shortly thereafter) that the retina will again detach so he's NOT going to do anything about the cataract lens at this time. WHEN the surgery is over and some time has passed, then we can have that surgery done.
Thus, he is waiting until AFTER Doogie goes to camp so that we can 'keep an eye on him' after the surgery. Each time the retina detaches there's a possibility it cannot be reattached, that it's been further damaged.
He suggested we have fun NOW while Doogie can see some so~tomorrow we're taking our R.V. and heading to Utah for several days. Al's youngest son, Little Al, and his wife are meeting us at a campground there this week-end. They just learned that they are going to be first-time parents!
It should be fun, but it is 'wilderness' camping--no electric or water. Fortunately our 24' R.V. runs on propane or batteries and carries water :)!
Thus, I shall not be posting for a little while and will miss hearing/exchanging ideas with all of you. So~until I return~take care and be safe.
Love you all,