Day 239 – Friday 12th December 2008
The week has gone by quickly, not too much happening, but Liam and I went to see Charles Davis (surgeon extraordinaire) today over in Lower Hutt. He is still pleased with Liam’s progress but thinks there may be a slight infection in the eye which explains the “gunk”. Certainly nothing to be concerned about, and I just need to make sure it is clean. I would expect it to have come from scratching his eye with his grubby 8 year old boy fingernails. His eye is still too far back (or forward, can’t rememeber) but it can stay that way as it is not causing him any problems. Charles also mentioned that he had done another very similar surgery last week on a 14 month old who also has a very rare type of tumour. Hopefully this is just a coincidence and these “rare” tumours are not going to become common. It really makes you wonder what is going on in the environment….
Only 13 days till Christmas and I must admit I am such a grinch. The kids love it but ever since losing Matt Christmas has sort of been a bit sour for me. He used to get quite excited about it all and loved setting up food and beer for Santa (only cause he got to drink and eat it!), putting flour on the floor and making footprints from the fireplace to the tree and leaving raisins on the floor as reindeer poo. He was always first up in the morning making a great big cooked breakie, and really without him here it is a difficult day. We are spending it this year at my sisters place and will probably head into Wellington to Steve for the evening stopping in at the Toddies on the way.
The weather here is absolutely stunning, but it is getting very hot at nights and despite leaving the windows open it is very hard to sleep. Maybe that is why I am so grumpy at the moment, I won’t be sorry to see the end of 2008, it hasn’t turned out to be such a good year. Roll on 2009.
Was just reminded of a quote that a friend gave me after Matt passed away
“In life there will always be sunshine and always be rain, you just need to remember to look for rainbows” author unknown.
Perhaps I should stop being so grumpy and look at the good things in my life!
Well better get back to whatever it is I am supposed to be doing!
p.s. Just in case someone notices I have modified the day numbers by 4 days to bring them in line with the time we have actually been travelling this journey.