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Good Hope

The Good Hope Hospital is my local hospital; what a great name for a hospital! I am spending increasingly large amounts of time there. However the service recently has been exceptional. Today as I mentioned yesterday was Josh's visit to the opthalmologist. Whilst she couldn't tell us much, she did confirm that he has nystagmus. She gave us some leaflets. Whilst the condition has a broad spectrum of outcomes, it does seem that his vision will at best be restricted and could be virtually non-existant. She was positive that his nystagmus (quivering of eyes) had settled a bit, but this is a condition that cannot be cured and always causes visual difficulties. He responds to bright lights, so has some vision. His next appointment is in the summer as then he will be old enough to have the full gamut of tests including electrical tests to test the optic nerve. It is going to be a long wait.

Had a good day apart from that. As it is Shrove (Fat) Tuesday tomorrow had pancakes for lunch and am having them for supper tomorrow! As they are low in carb, had a slight hypo in the afternoon, so celebrated with a chocolate eclair that someone at work had brought in for their 30th Birthday. Levels have remained around 7 for the last 24 hours, so seem to be getting the idea of what I can eat with my insulin regime.

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