06 July 2010
Look Who's Still Talking!
The 4th of July was a pleasant day that was spent at home. My mom, she watched two movies, back to back! She hasn't been able to watch a 30 minute TV show let alone one movie, she watched two!
We went in the pool, we had grilled food and I made potato salad using herbs from my garden to spice it up. I weeded one of my flower beds and planted the mark down flowers that I had bought during my first day of respite last week. The night was topped off with a neighbors illegal fireworks display exploding in a rainbow of colors over our house.
I replied, "Oh, very good, you made a 3 leaf clover."
"NO! My mom said in a shot, "I wrote my name... Jo!"
We laughed. I took a picture.
On the 4th of July, my mom and me went in the pool together when the sun was finally behind the trees, leaving the pool in a welcomed shadow. It was like the old days when we would swim in the pool and talk about different topics. I was happy. My mom was laughing. I was laughing. We were living in peace with out any crazy Lewy showing up to spoil the fun.
The Acupuncture is still working but I am noticing that my mom isn't as sharp as she was on Friday night and Saturday. The study that I had read about Acupuncture and dementia had given Acupuncture treatments twice a week for 3 months to the test group of 38 participants. At the end of three months, the average improvement had increased by 43%.
My mom, she will have Acupuncture twice a week on Monday and Friday. Next week, we'll see Dr. Barton again when he returns from vacation. Acupuncture is giving my mom her life back, she is able to communicate and be more present in life. If you have a loved one with what you think is Lewy Bodies Dementia, give Acupuncture a try. It doesn't hurt and the results are miraculous.
Because of Acupuncture, my family is gathering on our mom's birthday. All of us are getting together at my sister's camp, something that I never thought would happen until Ma died. Ma is excited, mostly because she will get to see her great grandson, our cute little boy, the world traveler.
Today is Tuesday, Visiting Angel day. Brian is on vacation. We are in the middle of a heatwave. The pool water is about 76 F, refreshing on days when the mercury reaches 100 F with high humidity.