Thursday, August 14, 2008

I get by with a little help from my friends...

Or at least, I'm hoping to.

Today we found out that Ralph has Diabetic Retinopathy... we really won't know to what extent, or if it needs further treatment, until he sees an Optometrist with a retinal specialty.

At best, it could just need monitoring... ie, pupil dialation as such every six months.  At worst, it could lead to blindness.

Also, my grandmother's ex-husband called us today, after finding out that my grandma is in the hospital (and apparently, didn't let anyone know - he literally checked area hospitals looking for her since he couldn't find her).

He told my mom that "she won't be there much longer if she doesn't agree to dialysis."

I have been trying to maintain *some* air of sanity after both of these kicks to the gut, but I'm wearing a little thin... especially since Grey is sick and has just been pushing one button after another, chipping off more and more chunks of my patience as the days go by.

His attitude has GOT to stop... but I seriously don't know what to really *do* anymore.  He tends to take EVERYTHING we say and flip it back around on us... so it quickly becomes HIM who is trying to place limits and telling US what to do or NOT to do and say.

How DO you explain to a 2-year old that really, it only goes ONE way?!?!

So, I think I just need an internet hug today.  *sigh*

5 Harmonizations:

moo said...

Sounds like you need Nanny 911.

You're having a rough year ... (hugs)

Kari said...

I know what you mean about the 2 year old attitude. Unfortunately, the only cure is for the kid to get older, lol.

I'm so sorry about your Dh and grandma. I'm sending good thoughts your way.

CookieMomsterNCrumbs said...

2 yr old attitude, not fun at all. I do not remember Lauren being as sassy as Madelyn is.

Im sorry to hear about all the health issues that have plauged you guys this year. I hope that you find some relief soon.

karen said...

For more info on diabetic retinopathy, you may want to check out http://www.seewithlasik.com/docs/laser-eye-surgery-disease.shtml.

Your Pal Pinki said...

Does your hubby have type one or two diabetes?
Here's your hug
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