Formerly "Neil Stone Updates"

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Eyes Have It

... 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.


Polly said...

Neil's a sweetheart. Please give him some extra huge hugs from us.

Artie said...

Wow, that's so incredible that Neil can actually text on a cell phone that well! He's come such a long way since the accident, it makes me so happy to see him recovering at the rate he is :].

Meredith said...

Yup, I would say that makes pretty good sense in my book! He is truly amazing and strong in so many ways. I have no doubt that his frustration will just motivate him to do more. Good luck with the eyesight. I am sure that is so frustrating for him.

Rachel said...

Neil sounds like a great/strong kid!! I can't wait to meet him one day =) if he's up to it, tell him to send a text my way =) (908)698-2300. I would love to hear from him!
Love always,
Rachel (The girl that goes to school with him) =P