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2 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

 

Two months past three. ::):

 

She is still at the C-A-T stage, and parroting, not really reading.

 

But I read 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea before starting Kindergarten, so.... (I gotta tell you, Fun With Dick and Jane is not much fun when you are already reading real books....)

 

The Auld Grump - I blame the Disney movie - I freaking loved the Nautilus. The first movie I can really remember watching.

 

Our oldest was also reading early, he didn't have younger siblings to play with or tons of toys and games.  The local public library was free so we always had lots of books.  But yeah, elementary school was pretty tedious for him.  When our youngest started kindergarten they actually had testing so that early readers could be given more appropriate curriculum, which would have been much more useful if we'd bothered teaching her how to read early.  :rolleyes: 

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8 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

So, I mentioned that my wife wasn't feeling well over Thanksgiving weekend. Well, she's still not feeling well 9 days later. She's been to the doctor (Tuesday). We went to urgent care today because she's not getting any better.  The result of that is that we know what it ISN'T, but still don't know what it IS.

 

9 days of watching someone you care about suffer and not being able to do a damn thing to help SUCKS.

I really want to go break something. Yes, I'm well aware that that isn't going to help in any fashion. I'm also aware that it may be childish to do so.

I understand such a feeling.  I was rather thankful that hubby was in the hospital repeatedly during the December holiday season because there's no way I would've been able to easily focus on work - and even then, I still wound up calling in for four days because of it.  Took almost a month for hubby to be able to properly eat after that surgery, despite them telling us it would be 3-7 days (the surgeon was NOT impressed by that info being given because it wasn't what she had said to tell him at all). 

 

The wanting to punch something, yup, definitely hear you there - some argue it doesn't do much but it can temporarily relieve some of the frustration.  Only problem is finding something that doesn't fight back (brick walls are a bad target, for example), and doesn't get you in trouble (punching annoying customer or coworker is a very bad idea) 

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@Chaoswolf I hope the medics will soon find the cause and cure her!

Go ahead, break something ( buy something trivial from a thrift store for just that purpose so you won't regret it later..)

 

@PaganMegan @TheAuldGrump

I wish you the best.

Isn't there any way to re-attach or even replace the retina?

I've been reading about this and it is supposed to be possible???

 

 

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6 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

Similar experience here.

Plus, I saw the exhibit for 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea at Disneyland when it first opened.

For somebody on the cusp of 6 years old that Squid was ginormous.

GEM

 

I was at the Disney world exhibit the year it opened (I was 3) and I still remember that ride in the nautlis.  Of course back then the park wasn't overwhelmed and you could get to a dozen exhibits in a day.)  But it exceptionally stunning for someone who just had the book read to them and was just starting to understand what imagination meant. 

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, TGP said:

What have they ruled out?  Is flu ruled out?

They did a CT scan which was normal so that ruled out a lot of stuff. Yes, flu is also out.

 

11 hours ago, Crowley said:

I hope you can find something to break. Also hope she's feeling better soon. And yeah, it sucks majorly. 

 

 

Thank you.

 

Happily, splitting wood can be loosely counted as breaking things, so all good there. I even did something useful!

 

More happily, the new medication that they prescribed my wife seems to be helping a little. ( A little is still good, IMO. The other stuff wasn't helping at all. )

 

Thanks, everyone!

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1 hour ago, Kangaroorex said:

 

I was at the Disney world exhibit the year it opened (I was 3) and I still remember that ride in the nautlis.  Of course back then the park wasn't overwhelmed and you could get to a dozen exhibits in a day.)  But it exceptionally stunning for someone who just had the book read to them and was just starting to understand what imagination meant. 

 

 

 

The 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Exhibit at Disneyland was one of the original exhibits in Tomorrow Land when the park first opened.  Disney had all the set pieces from the movie still on hand and it helped fill up exhibit space for very little expense, something I learned as an adult when I got interested in the history of Disneyland.

If I'm remembering correctly that exhibit was in the building that now houses the Star Tours Ride.

Having seen the movie and then experienced the exhibit it stimulated a long lasting interest in Jules Verne, something that eventually led to my mother having to sort out the local librarian when I started to explore the Adult Science Fiction Section at what the librarian felt was too young an age.

The local Public Library occupied a building on the grounds of the elementary school I attended 3rd through 5th grade so I had easy access to a larger pool of books than would otherwise have been the case.  Being a voracious reader this was absolute heaven for an incipient geek.

GEM

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2 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

@PaganMegan @TheAuldGrump

I wish you the best.

Isn't there any way to re-attach or even replace the retina?

I've been reading about this and it is supposed to be possible???

There was supposed to be a surgery all ready. It got cancelled because of doctors not showing up because of a snow storm. 

 

It should have alreasy happened. 

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3 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

@Chaoswolf I hope the medics will soon find the cause and cure her!

Go ahead, break something ( buy something trivial from a thrift store for just that purpose so you won't regret it later..)

 

@PaganMegan @TheAuldGrump

I wish you the best.

Isn't there any way to re-attach or even replace the retina?

I've been reading about this and it is supposed to be possible???

 

 

That is the surgery I will be facing, come Tuesday.

 

They stick some pipes into the eye - one removes the juice behind the torn bit of retina, and is then used to blow a bubble of air in front of the retina, to push it back into place.

 

They then use lasers to tack it in place through the other straw,

 

The Auld Grump

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11 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

That is the surgery I will be facing, come Tuesday.

 

They stick some pipes into the eye - one removes the juice behind the torn bit of retina, and is then used to blow a bubble of air in front of the retina, to push it back into place.

 

They then use lasers to tack it in place through the other straw,

 

The Auld Grump

Science!!

 

Also, eewww. I have a bit of a thing about anything near my eyes, let alone going into them....ugh.

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28 minutes ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

Science!!

 

Also, eewww. I have a bit of a thing about anything near my eyes, let alone going into them....ugh.

I've had this surgery.

You are sedated far enough to not feel anything except a general sensation of muted pressure in the area of the eye.

Because they drain the ocular fluid it requires keeping the head down during recovery until the fluid refills the eye, which can take up to ten days.

When the fluid is partway filled and "sloshing about" in the eye things look like you are seeing everything from water surface level while in a swimming pool, sometimes underwater and sometimes above.  Can be somewhat unsettling and makes it difficult to read unless you keep your head very still.

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52 minutes ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

I've had this surgery.

You are sedated far enough to not feel anything except a general sensation of muted pressure in the area of the eye.

Because they drain the ocular fluid it requires keeping the head down during recovery until the fluid refills the eye, which can take up to ten days.

When the fluid is partway filled and "sloshing about" in the eye things look like you are seeing everything from water surface level while in a swimming pool, sometimes underwater and sometimes above.  Can be somewhat unsettling and makes it difficult to read unless you keep your head very still.

They offered do do it with local anesthsia, but Grump was worried about flinching. If he had taken that option he would already be done, but I REALLY don't blame him for not taking the option. SHUDDER!

1 hour ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

Science!!

 

Also, eewww. I have a bit of a thing about anything near my eyes, let alone going into them....ugh.

You haven't heard him making sound effects when describing the operation.

 

Schlurrrrp!

 

:wacko::zombie:

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1 hour ago, TheAuldGrump said:

That is the surgery I will be facing, come Tuesday.

 

They stick some pipes into the eye - one removes the juice behind the torn bit of retina, and is then used to blow a bubble of air in front of the retina, to push it back into place.

 

They then use lasers to tack it in place through the other straw,

 

The Auld Grump

Sounds like fun.

 

Best of luck for a smooth operation and a quick recovery.

 

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2 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

That is the surgery I will be facing, come Tuesday.

 

They stick some pipes into the eye - one removes the juice behind the torn bit of retina, and is then used to blow a bubble of air in front of the retina, to push it back into place.

 

They then use lasers to tack it in place through the other straw,

 

The Auld Grump

That's the one I know but for my co-worker, they made him lie face down in a head cradle until the fluid was replaced, in his case 4 days.  He got a lot of reading done.  This was also in Canada so they may have been more willing to let him stay in the hospital and less willing to use lasers...

 

Best of luck to you and I hope to hear great news soon!

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