... a new device to help him see, that is. The optometrist took away Neil's patch and put a prism lens on his glasses. This is designed to help the two eyes learn to work together. I tried wearing them, but the lens made me see double. Sure hope it works. It may take some time, but it will certainly make Neil's life easier to be able to see correctly again.
Speaking of seeing, he spent a lot of time this evening trying to make his phone work for him. He pushed familiar buttons, but without being able to see what he was doing I think he was accidentally editing his contact information. For some reason he was convinced it wasn't his phone. Sometimes he handed it to me with a message he wanted to send and I had to tell him it didn't make sense. Again, he didn't want me to help him. Then, at one point he passed the phone to me with a message for his dad. It said: "PSorry i have this phone for a while sorry het my messages dont make sense". I nearly cried! I let him know it absolutely DID make sense, and I think he was pretty happy. That doesn't mean you're all going to get texts from him all of a sudden, but then again, you just might. Unless of course, he erased your phone number by mistake.