TeeTaa Posted October 17, 2004 Share Posted October 17, 2004 Needin' a few prayers - Our 14-year-old nephew Caleb (not TBone's son - this one belongs to our other brother, Guy) had an accident ten days ago. He was out on a farm shooting a BB gun, and one of the BB's ricocheted off a pole back into his eye. He underwent surgery that day, then came up to Atlanta for further evaluation last week. Unfortunately, the outlook for his regaining any eyesight whatsoever in that eye is pretty much nil. He is undergoing further surgery tomorrow morning up here at Emory Hospital . . . the doctor was quite clear in explaining that her goal is not to save his eyesight, as that's not a possibility, but instead her goal is to simply save his eye, so that it doesn't "die" itself. This is one of the greatest kids you could ever know, and if there's anyone who can overcome such a disability, it's him. As evidence of this - he was glad he had this weekend "free," cause deer season was opening up and he wanted to go hunting. First thing yesterday morning, HE GOT A DEER - shooting left eyed and left-handed for the first time, no less! Think he can adapt to being one-eyed?!?! He's a great athlete and hunter, so this will undoubtedly be tough to deal with, but as we all realize, it certainly could have been a lot worse. At least it's only a BB lodged in his head, and at least it stopped at the back of his eye. So please offer up a little prayer for Caleb's surgery tomorrow. I know it works, cause when I asked for prayers for my FIL and his rare skin cancer, things went well. All those nodes they removed from his neck area came back NED, and he's doing very well handling his chemo treatments. Thanks to you all for being there as even more extended family. Praying for us all, TeeTaa Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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