Friday, December 23, 2016
Cuddles, kittens, swim and sea
We were so thankful that Asher got to have time at the pool with no seizures.
It was a lovely day for it.
Again we were all very pleased that Asher didn't have any seizures today.
Note: Ruth and I saw the new owner (the daughter) at the shops on Wed 28th and she said he is doing so well. He sleeps on the bed with her and is really good at using the litter box. We were thrilled to hear how happy they both are.
Unfortunately Asher had two seizures today. The first one a Tonic Clonic at 5:15am and lasting 7 minutes. She had a runny nose yesterday and sounded blocked up through the night, so I wasn't too surprised. It was really violent though and I really struggled to give her medication at 5 minutes. Her body was so stiff afterwards too. She was so exhausted that after waking at 8, having her medication, and then getting sick (I think because of all that mucus - we could hear it all through the seizure too), she went back to sleep and slept till 10.
Thankfully she had a good day and only had one more seizure at 6pm. It was a 4 minute vacant with her twisting her whole body around as her head pulled to the one side. We haven't seen her do this in a very long time. I was glad it wasn't so hard on her body and that it stopped before the 5 minute mark.
Ruth also used the time to do a "check in" for the holiday reading program that she joined again this year. She got her folder today with the colouring in competition pages. She decided to use her new oil pastels on the "younger" bigger picture. She had watched a few videos on-line to get some ideas on how to use them and then took some photos as she worked. It was wonderful to watch it develop. I look forward to seeing the finished product. It looks amazing Ruth.
This evening we decided to all head to the farm for dinner. This week Brendon stayed with the older girls for the bible study.
Hannah and especially Hezekiah had fun playing around before (and during dinner). Asher struggled a little and kept asking to go in the car. I told her that we would go in the car after we had food. So she kept saying "food, then car" and walked from the car back to the area where food was being prepared. Once the meat was cooked she happily ate and then declared it time to go. I'm glad we all went as Hezekiah had such a great time and it was good to give Asher extra practice at being in new places.