And so we’re home and life goes on with Bo sort of back to his normal. He still has occasional pain, which tells me the kidney stone is still traveling around, he’s extremely weak and less clear than before. I am afraid that setbacks for an Alzheimer’s patient are permanent setbacks.
We just returned from getting him another ultrasound and x-ray to see if any progress has been made. The frustrating thing is that we get the tests today, but the urologist can’t fit us in until Tuesday at 6:20 pm. So in the meantime, Jon and I are his doctors — administering Tylenols and hoping they give him relief. Forcing a lot of liquids into him is a true challenge.
NancyCamp has resumed. Over lunch with a friend today I admitted that this whole summer of activities has been for me because everything that the kids and I do, I LOVE to do. And I love to share it. And, well, they’re so enthusiastic and willing to do whatever I suggest. What could be better?
On Sunday we made still-life arrangements and photographed them as a follow-up to our visit to the Cezanne still-life exhibit, “The World is an Apple,” at the Barnes. Victoria and Justin did a great job — all I did was get them started and they did the rest: finding the objects, deciding how to arrange them, then take photos. I think they’re very good!
Tuesday was another visit to the Museum of Art, this time to re-visit the Moorish Chieftain, then the Medieval French cloister and the Japanese teahouse where they learned that a museum is more than pictures. They had fun posing for photos among the objects (although Justin wasn’t thrilled about being the Moorish chieftain when a docent asked him to pose so some people could sketch him.)
After they ran up and down the “Rocky Steps” in front of the museum in the rain, we went for snacks and the kids announced that this is their favorite museum now.
Tomorrow: Flower Arranging for NancyCamp