Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday

Black Friday, I am off for some great deals. Alex had seizures again, but he got up by 8 AM. We watched videos while Mom got to go out. Now it is time for lunch and we ae at the airport waiting on planes. None so far.

Alex seems grumpy again. All night and again this AM he is squawking at Sophie. We think it may be the medication, but who knows. He has no appetite, loud noises are bothering him again. Loud, to the extent if you carrying on a conversation while he is sleeping or in bed, he will squawk ‘non!’.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


What a great Thanksgiving we had. Alex did start off the day with 2 early morning seizures but was up, showered and dressed by noon. He watched airplane and train video for an hour or so and then his sisters arrived.

We were joined by both Megan and Malinda along with their significant others, Efrin and Chris. Malinda and Chris had actually come down Tuesday evening. Wednesday they took Alex to ride the Zoo train and then went to Sonic near Walker Ranch. After lunch they strolled through the park as it is in the airport flight path. It affords a great viewing point for airplanes landing. And being the day before Thanksgiving Day, the number of planes was very high.

We had our meal about 2 PM as Malinda and Chris were going to the Texas vs Texas A&M game, in Austin, 7 PM. Marycke, as usual, made a fantastic meal. Our blessings were so bountiful we totally forgot the Tomato and Feta salad. But we had more then enough with the green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, rolls, stuffing, turkey and gravy.

After dinner we retired to the living room and got to watch Dallas beat Seattle. Some fine apple pie with ice cream, or perhaps a slice of pecan pie with whipped cream, and we got to watch Texas beat A&M. No need for dinner but Alex and I did get to go look for trains. And we found one. Woo woo!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Seizures & Trains

Couple seizures last night. Marycke was sleeping with him as when it was time for bed he just did nt seem right. So 12:10 and again 12:19 AM and Marycke gave him Diastat. When I got back from church Alex was still in bed, snoring heavily and did not respond to me asking him if he wanted to see trains or planes.

An hour or so later Marycke got him up, fed him a waffle and then showered him off. I loaded up the car, got his meds together and we are over by the airport waiting for a train. So far several planes, one malfunction of the train crossing guard and no trains yet.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Trains & Football

What a great South Texas clear blue sky of a morning. Alex is up early and we are off to the SA Zoo to ride the train. Alex had a grand time and asked to go again We did and then left to go see the BIG trains.

Over near the East yard we picked up several trains and followed them all around the city. Of course we needed to make another stop at Mac Donald’s but he is looking well and may come with me on a service call.

But Mom’s calls in and agrees to pick Alex up while I install a wireless network. The install went better then expected and with 4 hours left in the day we agree to go try and see the Blue Angels. Alex and I travel to the Southside of SA and enjoyed a wonderful air show.

Time for Texas vs Texas Tech football. Alex piles in next to me on the lounger and smiled every time he heard a whistle blow. It took a couple weeks but he finally did decide he want to wear his whistles again. He did not want to eat Pizza but did eat a BIG plate of Cheddar Chez Its, Mixed Nuts and cubes of chunk cheese.

Near 10 PM now and Alex seems a little woozy. So he will spend the night with Marycke just in case he has seizures. I stayed up late and watched a great game, won by Tech with 1 second in the game!