By virtue of the fact that I am still in Adelaide SA its obvious that
Vicki’s (Favourite Daughter) health is still a concern.
This charming suburban outlook is still “home” for the time being, the
unit is on the extreme bottom left of this photo, as you can see it’s a
lovely place to live, the circumstances that dictate why we are here
are the only problem.
The latest development in her ongoing health saga is that she has developed
cataracts on both eyes, these are apparently a side issue to Cushing's syndrome
or the medication regime she has been under for the last several years.
With the variety and volume of drugs she has taken its not too surprising that
there are reactions by her body to it all.
On Friday afternoon she had surgery to remove the cataract from her right eye,
apart from some grogginess and minor dis-comfort this surgery has gone very
well, we can only hope the next lot, in a few weeks time. will go as well.
That's probably the bad news (the cataracts, not the results) the good news is
that she is progressing very well with the treatment she is getting, the pain levels
are way down on what they were pre-Christmas and her general outlook is
much brighter than it was.
There is the down-side of being away from Rex and their home takes a toll, but
the hoped for results will make this worthwhile soon.
For those of you who have expressed interest in and offered prayers of support
we are most grateful, and it is a great pleasure to be able to write positively
about my favourite daughter... as an aside, when I packed the car for the trip
over I packed the Wheel-chair that I had bought for my Dad just before his
death, as we half expected that Vicki may well be consigned to it, she now walks
probably a couple of kilometers each day pretty much pain free.