Before our eyes were some of our woodland friends, including this Fritillary, and
a nice big doe distracting and guiding us away from her fawn that she had laying somewhere close by the road.
Dickie, our iron turtle who hangs out around the creek, just happened to be sunning himself on the rickety old bridge in need of repair this year.
We see we have damage control to tend to. The borers that have become a problem in WI, have been boring holes in our logs . I suppose, this cabin does not have a chance of standing 100 years if we can't become the dominant owners again, and soon.
A few weeks back, I showed you that we had Eastern Phoebes nesting on the ridge pole in the peek. It seems, they now have neighbors, as there are two Robin families living around the corner under the eaves.
The empty parking lot is the result of our long day. By time we got out of there, we had spent half of our day at
the Eye Clinic of Wisconsin. Bill was referred here by his optometrist.
Please, if you are a diabetic, please, PLEASE, beware the symptoms that can cause blindness. Bill, hopefully, is one of the lucky ones. Though he neglected to mention to anyone for the past several months, that his vision was so blurred that he could no longer trust sight out of his right eye, we pray that the procedure done on him today will be successful enough to restore his vision.
Because of his glucose (blood sugar) being so out of control with drastic changes from highs to lows, his eyes began to suffer the consequences.
He had developed what is called hard exudates, or diabetic aneurysm crystals outside and going within the macular or the back of his eyeball. The leaking and swelling of blood vessels caused them., which in turn, cause blurring, distortion and then complete blindness, if not taken care of. He was just short of the blindness.
To make a long story short, a dye is injected so the retinalogist can see exactly where and what the problem is. He then can see exactly where to do the laser treatment to correct or at least stop the leaking.
They had a couple of cancellations, so the Dr. asked Bill if he had 10 minutes. He could do it right away rather than rescheduling and driving 2 hours again.
All went well, but the empty parking lot in the above picture explains we were the last to leave the building. He will have the blurring for awhile yet. We will see., hopefully, if this was a complete success within the next 3 months.
All in all, he is a lucky man. Though it was not caught immediately, at least this type of retinapathy has a chance of at least stopping further damage with treatment.
Bill has been warned, now he needs to heed the warning. It was stressed over and over again, to pay attention to all the warning signs to keep your sight.
On the way home, he says, "I guess I better take better care of my shootin' eye."
So, how was your day?