Thursday, April 02, 2009

Sad day....

Dad had an appointment with a new ophthamologist today hoping for some glimmer of hope, but he didn't get it. Mom was going to bring him here to my town for the appointment, but it was pouring rain, so my brother brought them to the doctor and I met them there, went to the appointment with them and then took them home. Dad is totally blind in one eye due to macular degeneration....the type that can not be helped. The other eye has some vision still, but it has the other type of macular degeneration. Glasses do not help, but this doc thinks he can prescribe some glasses that might help him read a little bit. I hope so. He is so pitiful.

When I went to lunch with the ladies, I saw my dad's urologist, who is also my cousin, and told him that Dad wanted to drop by and see him this morning, but I was on a schedule and didn't have time to take him there. The doc told me to call Dad and tell him to come on in this afternoon to see him. Dad did and feels somewhat better about his urology problems. I wonder if there is ever a man anywhere who does not have these age related prostate problems.

It was too wet to mow the yard today and the wind was brutal, so that was my signal to chill out and take a nap. I'm good at picking up those kind of signals....others...not so much!!

Slug trails on my sidewalk! I hate the slimy little pests...take that PETA! I pour salt on every one and watch them squirm!