We are home. Garry's surgery went very well. All the pieces are in place. Owen and I got to see the x-rays and you see the tiny coil that will send sound to his brain and the magnets that will keep the apparatus on his head. He has a BIG cup of coffee, which he … Continue reading A QUICKIE – Marilyn Armstrong
By the time you read this, we will be at the hospital and quite probably surgery will be underway or even finished. I guess it depends on what time zone you're in. This is exciting stuff. Nervous-making, too. It will be at least 5 weeks until he is out of bandages and fitted with all … Continue reading GARRY’S COCHLEAR IMPLANT IS TODAY – Marilyn Armstrong
When Words Lost Meaning, Rich Paschall If there was anything Harry did not need, it was more disappointment. He'd had a lifetime of disappointments, but it seemed he was in for another. Mistreated and mislabeled, he was now also abandoned. Unintentionally abandoned, but for Harry, alone was alone. Harry came into the world with great … Continue reading WAITING FOR THE STORY TO CONTINUE
My house was neat enough if you didn't look too closely. You could walk into it without falling over a pile of dirty clothing (that was all in the basement -- another story entirely) and the dogs and cats were (usually) housebroken. I couldn't say the same for my toddler or my friends. Overall, the … Continue reading THE TINY WORMS IN THE FRIDGE – Marilyn Armstrong
Cee’s B & W Photo Challenge: All Signs I always take pictures of signs. I used to do it when I was working to help place the story, especially when I had four or five (or more) stories to cover. I still take the shots, but now, more for the fun of it.