The end of the year activities are coming fast and furiously. As I wrote the other day, Maggie missed Special Olympics day, which was spectacularly unfair.* Today was the picnic, and I did take her over there for a while. She still needs supplemental oxygen and does all right for a while, and then you can see her fade. It's like a curtain comes down on her energy level. Fortunately the picnic was in Golden Gate park, about 5 minutes from the house, so we could pop over and leave early without difficulty.
It's a stamina issue. I have to push her a little so she can increase her stamina, but not too much so she goes in the wrong direction. It's a balancing act. But there is a goal. Maggie's prom is Friday night. We need her well enough to go.
This afternoon after the nurse arrived and we did all the procedures I decided it was time to plan for the positive. I bought Maggie's prom dress. It's not easy to find an appropriate dress for a variety of reasons. Maggie is very small in stature and we have to buy it in the little girls department. But her body, while small, is not that of a little girl. While she has certain physical attributes, she does not a shred of modesty. Any low cut dress or spaghetti straps are a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen. The dress has to be malfunction proof, which means a high cut party dress.. But this is not a 8 year old birthday party, it's a high school prom. So we have to use more sophisticated accessories. I think this just might work. Maggie perked up when she saw it and reached her hand out to feel the fabric.
Now let's hope she gets to wear it.
*quoted from Notting Hill. We've been stuck in the house watching a lot of movies.