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Forgive me if I am Repeating Myself

I posted the following on my personal Facebook page today (so some of you may have already seen it). I thought I would share it here with you. A few weeks ago I decided NOT to speak my mind. But I saw this post and just had to share it … How do I really … Continue reading

The Dreaded Phone Call: Part 2

Being the parent of a kid with autism, every time your phone rings, your heart skips a beat or two and you hold you breath…always thinking the worse. While I was out running errands the day before Father’s Day, the dreaded phone call happened. Only this time it wasn’t Theo, it was Olena. And, yup, … Continue reading

Those Eyes: An Update

So Olena has recovered quite nicely from eye surgery…except for one tiny thing. She is ALLERGIC to the eye drops. And not her eyes. Let me explain. We were to administer drops in the eye that had surgery four times a day: breakfast, lunch, dinner and then before bed. We did fine¬†Tuesday night, minus the … Continue reading

Lazy Eyes — Runs in the Family

My mom had it done when she was about 19 years old. My grandmother, apparently, sat in the hospital room crying, convinced that my mom would go blind. I had it done when I was in kindergarten. I remember being in the hospital for maybe three days or so. I remember waking up and seeing … Continue reading