Just had a phone call with our sons nurse. She'd taken him to the zoo - on a wet, northern Sunday afternoon - great success in fact. He was really alert and because they were the bulk of the people there, he got to have stick insects and skinks (some sort of reptile) crawling over him. He really enjoyed it and took a lot of notice. This for him is really good. Finding things that get his attention can be quite hard and dispiriting sometimes, so these days are to be greatly celebrated.
We'll make the most of them while we can. He went there in his wheelchair adapted van bought and run using his Mobility Allowance - and that's being taken away next year, thanks to this compassionate government of ours. I'm currently looking at how their proposals for DLA will affect him and am getting increasingly alarmed that because he's part time in registered care, he'll lose that as well the year after. Depressing.