Sunday, February 27, 2011

Birthday Party

Enjoying dinner!
Last night we went to a Chinese buffet in Rockingham for a birthday dinner. Boo thoroughly enjoyed himself. He had hot and sour soup, two kinds of shrimp, steamed crab, spare ribs, lots of stir fried vegetables, part of my piece of chocolate cake and a fortune cookie. He slept on the way home and then went to bed early---about 8:30pm. He woke only to take medication and eat a snack. This morning he informed me that he likes eating out, but it’s too tiring. Oh well…

This morning after Mary brought Boo Communion, we found a Latin Mass on TV. Boo remembered the responses and what they meant. He has talked nonstop about praying the Mass in Latin growing up. I wish I’d had the foresight to record it for him. Maybe we can do that next time.

Boo seems to be adjusting well to the changes in his medications. He is far less unsteady and dizzy. However, his stamina is poor. We are working to improve that---slowly and steadily. Most days he tolerates three twelve-minute standing exercise periods and at least one walk outside. His walk varies from 1.5 blocks to 2.5 blocks depending on weather, his steadiness and his BP.

One of the things we will begin to change this week is the timing of his walks. Because he doesn’t tolerate the heat in the summer, we walk in the early morning and late evening. Boo has been less open to changing his exercise routine and his schedule recently. So, I have begun to discuss the upcoming week with him and remind him of things that are going to be different for him. Those changes that are inevitable, I try to make SLOWLY and with as much explanation as possible.

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