Friday, September 3, 2010

Update on my dad

Hello everyone. Just wanted to update you a little on dad.

As you may or may not know dad had a small stroke on August 18th (I think that is the right date). We thought it had only affected his speech. And we set up things for a speech therapist to come out and work with him and a physical therapist to help him get some of his strength back.

This past Monday (August 30th) dad started having problems with the vision in his left eye. I got him into the eye doctor that afternoon. We found out that when he had his stroke he also had a stroke in his eye. The doctor was optimist about it but sent dad to a specialist -- whom we saw today.

Good news and bad news about his eye. Good news it shouldn't get worse. Hopefully that is. Bad news is what he can see out of that eye now is as good as it is going to get. He is for all purposes blind in that eye. Dad has to go to the eye specialist every few months for him to check the eye. The fear is that the blood vessels in dad's eye could start to die. If they do that the doctor has to hurry and do laser surgery on the eye. If we do not stay on top of this and the blood vessels die there is a possibility that dad could lose that eye.

Daddy is pretty depressed, can't say as I don't blame him.

I need to come back and update you on my brother - whom you could say he with is wife is homeless. Right now they are staying with their oldest daughter and her husband. But it has been a weird and strange summer for them. Lots to tell you. Just have to make time to tell you about it. I am pretty busy with dad so I am not sure when you will get to hear my story.

Love all you guys,



  1. Lots has happened since your last post. Sorry to hear about your Dad and your brother. Take care!

  2. Take all the time you need. Your dad is priority right now.

  3. Sending good vibes for you & Dad. ~Mary