- MAGIC TOWN where the old never die, Connecticut,
- January 31
WARNING: what you read at noon is NEVER the same poem or post a few hours later. I can't help myself. I like to noodle.
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"I find that I am so excited I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head.
I think it's the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain" -Red in The Shawshank Redemption, Stephen King
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outta my way
teeth chatter in a cup
swat away kiddies with my cane
(ha!) Read full post »
Sept 12, 2001
We were waiting in line to give blood. Early that morning the Red Cross had requested donors. By the time we arrived around 10 AM, there were more than a thousand people waiting, snaked around a tiny strip mall on Long Island.
I can guess that we… Read full post »
if only might be tangible
that could i might
touch warm &fuzzy
tips of my soul sown
grown one lively
tender kernel bright
as any sun
i hear it
so sweetly i yearn
with all… Read full post »
I can't begin to talk about my emotional state right now: but I can tell you I'm exhausted. Until I worked it out, I wasn't sure how I was going to see everybody because my grandson Cameron is up in Boston in the hospital and as of last night, my granddaughter… Read full post »
a tiny bull
in my dream the mist clears
over there stands a tiny bull
he is skinned alive
I feel his pain is savage
who has done this to you?
I ask but he will not answer
this dream is haunted
on… Read full post »
After a while yesterday, it seemed to me everything was conspiring to make my drive up to Boston difficult and slow.
First a late start, while packing food, a glass lined thermos exploded all over the countertop, spraying broken glass and sweetened coffee everywhere!
Then while driving with no… Read full post »
As of my last update, Cam continues to improve but there is a serious issue right now. His doctors decided against the removal of the drainage tubes from his left lung as he has a leak in his lung. His mom says you can hear it when he coughs and… Read full post »
i wish i could remember
dreams i remember the sound of laughter free
First my apologies for the delay in updating. Our router kept bumping me off line.
(Oh boy...here we go again....I just want to get this up here!!!)
News from his mom Patricia Tuesday… Read full post »
(Today I'm totally shot plus it looks like my brand new cell phone committed suicide from all the texting. It's locked me out. This is not the time for screwball electronics to have nervous breakdowns, so after completing this blog I'm on my way to get this thing looked at.)
Rec'd a txt early this AM: the boy is miserable, in pain, drug addled and moody. Could I locate a muffin and some movies for him?
He is not eating.
After I've showered I'm off on a muffin safari to hunt down the perfect banana nut muffin, a food he mentioned… Read full post »
from his mom: cynthia, i read some of your blog about cam. please thank all your friends for their prayers and thoughts. i'm so so touched by this outpouring of love from all over, by ppl who dont even know cam. thank you.
The boy is good, holding, but a little bit… Read full post »
Cam woke at around 4am in a great deal of pain and according to his mom, was feeling very discouraged. At that point, his lungs were still pretty weak and they had to put him back on the breathing tube in prep for surgery which made him even more miserable. Eventually… Read full post »
Surgery postponed until tomorrow, a procedure to remove a large clot in his left lung, residual from days of blood transfusions. More than 10 units of blood went somewhere. Some into his system to replace lost blood, some drained. Quite a bit did not.
It looks to me… Read full post »
The clot in his lung has shrunken but apparantly it's size is substancial enough that his surgeon Dr. Delnido has decide to go back into Cameron's lung and remove what remains of it.
More explanation from his mom: Cam continues to progress. Dr. Delnido looked at his latest xray this… Read full post »
from a cloud running
out of breath
tall lanky tattered toy
in colors of spring
this boy of the garden
arrives in just in time
for a day of reckoning
trees sway their sympathetic… Read full post »
Cam still feeling no pain, in fact MORE out of it because they removed a drainage tube and upped his painkillers for the day, yet there he was this afternoon sitting up, surrounded by his two brothers - Jeremy (the tall swarthy artistic babe magnet) and Gabe the youngest, co… Read full post »
as you can see....no respirator
Sleeping beauty is waking, he's in and out of consciousness and they have removed the respirator. He's hallucinating, saying silly things: he wants to press a button, wants an ice cold orange soda (which IMO is not so silly. his mouth m… Read full post »
I had planned to visit today but Trisha, Cameron's mother called and explained that it's starting to look like this is going to be a particularly rough day and it might be better if I came tomorrow or the day after.
The following is an email she sent to family… Read full post »
The kid is progressing, although late yesterday he created a bit of excitement for himself when his temperature elevated to 104. They had to put him on a cooling mattress and it took a while, but eventually the fever came down. Presently his white cell blood count is… Read full post »
imagine this: the clot is breaking up on it's own!
clots break up very slowly and can take weeks to dissolve, which is why they considered taking him back into the OR and removing what was taking up entirely too much space in the cavity. yet this unique body has… Read full post »
I took pictures. I know. I'm bad. I couldn't help it. But I'll have to look and see that they're not too shocking for public consumption before I publish.
the boy is as yellow as a jar of guldens and so puffy with fluids he looks almost buff. they have vaseline… Read full post »
His father called, plus text updates. All totaled Cameron took 9 units of blood. Please note this isn't average blood. He's O Negative.
His liver is taking a beating from the procedure and all the drugs and chemicals in his body. The bleeding has stopped because… Read full post »
(I painted this last year)
I owe you an update (please scroll to the bottom for the most recent update today):
Long day yesterday. Cam went in around 2:30 in the afternoon, came out around 10:30 last night, so it took quite a while longer than originally estimated.… Read full post »
This is my grandson Cameron at his graduation ceremony last week.
This week he will undergo surgery to help him live with a birth defect, the fontan heart. His heart has only three chambers and to add to this, while in utero he created for himself a very unique an/… Read full post »