NEWS FROM JOEY!
Cannot thank you enough for all your prayers. Joey had his surgery on the left eye on Tuesday morning and the doctors' evaluation on Wednesday afternoon. He came through the surgery very well. The retina is holding and he should be on the road to recovery. His vision is going to get better but not enough for him to see clearly. As I mentioned before the peripheral vision in that eye is gone. They have not determine when they will do the surgery on his right eye. They are still waiting for the left eye to recover completely. It could take about four months. It is possible he might be given a medical discharge from the Marines as he is not going to be able to return to his original duties. He was Special Forces. As Father Jerry used to say "bad luck, good luck, who knows." He just wants the doctors to give him a final diagnosis as well as the government's final decision on what he can do so he can go on with his life.
In his "blindness" he has decorated with military green, brown and black cord, making different knotting designs, two wooden oars. They have metals and ribbons awarded to his two friends that died on the attack that injured him. He is going to present these to their families in their memories. It was something for me to watch him work the cords making mistakes and undoing them when they did not feel right to him. He comes to eat grandma's enchiladas, beans rancheros and pico de gallo every chances he gets on a weekend. Something I thoroughly enjoy doing for him.
Again thank you for your continued prayers.
Love and Prayers,