June 24, 2008

"Odin, We Have A Problem."

I get so flippant and casual, so comfortable in the sheer, blessed, lucky ease of my life. Then the kids go to bed, and I pop open the computer to find as stark a reminder imaginable of the fragility of our lots.

Reading Eric Snowdeal's Twitter, with those timestamps from this morning, then tonight, it just churns my guts. After coming so far and fighting so hard, I just want that kid to finally be fine.

just when we thought we had escaped the lingering effects of prematurity. odin has a detached retina and needs emergency surgery at mayo.
about 3 hours ago from twitterrific

since he's technically at risk for retinal detachment due to retinopathy of prematurity, odin's got himself an eye exam today. about 10 hours ago from web

re: odin's claim of seeing dark spots. attempting to not freak out that sudden appearance of floaters could be sign of retina detaching. about 11 hours ago from web

odin is complaining that he sees brown spots wherever he looks and i really can't tell if he's playing a game. about 13 hours ago

Good luck, guys.the eric update - day 1464: the long arm of prematurity reaches out and sucker punches us. [snowdeal.org]

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I hope everything goes well to Odin too. My prayers. :)

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