Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Monday.....

....and we survived the Triduum, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Vigil. Mom did OK at the long church services, including the Stations of the Cross around town; I knew that she's not be able to walk it, so on Thursday afternoon we bought a transport/transit chair, its like a wheelchair that is designed only to be pushed, it has the same size wheels on the back as on the front, its not meant to be propelled by the sitter. Worked OK, I walked faster than I've walked in two years since I wasn't walking with Mom, I was pushing!

Mom wanted to go to bed at 5:30 on Easter afternoon, so that's fine, and she was up a couple of times before 10, and she slept until 7:30 this morning. Morning Mass was fine, the chiropractor was OK, Mom looked a little zippier than normal, did some running around, and then this afternoon we're back into the wander mode thing.

Mom will sit down for a minute, then bolt up and walk to a door, the kitchen, the bedroom, the bathroom, flip lights on, flush the toilet, walk back down the hallway, turn off the light she just turned on, then to the kitchen, flip switches there too, open drapes, wander more, flip lights off and on, wander back to the bathroom, flush the toilet, wander back...its now about 3 and she's been doing the thing for two hours now, added to the wandering is 'we're going to 9 o'clock Mass now'; its like she has no knowledge of past and future as it comes to time.

If you've never seen blank wandering, the closest thing that it resembles is sleepwalking.

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