Update on Ryan’s Appointment

Just a little recap- During his last exam they couldn’t see what all was going on in his bad eye- the one that turns in more- because there was blood in it. I guess that can happen as the eye tries to repair itself from the tumor damage. So the other day he went back […]

All at Once

Do you ever notice how crappy things happen all at once?  I know they say bad things happen in threes, but I’m not counting any longer.  I am generally a pretty optimistic person, and for the most part happy, but sometimes I just get overwhelmed.  I do believe it started with our van- about two […]


Before last week or so, I would have told you that keeping Ryan back a year was absolutely the best thing we’ve done.  He’s been happy, and he’s been doing a great job catching up to his classmates.  He’s learning braille like woah and seems to be loving it.  On all accounts, it seems he’s […]

Educational Conundrum

Last year, Ryan had an aide who followed him around all day, and basically did his work for him.  We didn’t know it at the time, as she was supposed to be helping him when he couldn’t see the board and stuff.  But it seems as if she was helping too much.  Last year, when […]

Oh, Ryan…

Bit of background: Ryan struggles with writing, especially at home. At school, he has the use of this $3000 device that helps him by amplifying the paper and inverting the colors as well as projecting it on a screen that is upright, like a TV. All these things really help him use what limited vision […]


I had an appointment at the elementary school today for Ryan’s IEP stuff.  Since Aaron’s in training, I had to bring Bacon with me.  He was so excited to go to ‘ghoul’.  He spent the morning packing his backpack, and chose some choo choo trains, Snoopy, a sippy cup, and a package of wipes.  He […]