Just with the effort of getting out of bed and into her clothing (with the help of a CNA) Dianne's oxygenation level plummeted to 58. She did not become cyanotic, as she did yesterday. But they thought about taking her to the ER again. She talked them out of it by the time i got there, but they have allowed her to rest all day. Monday, a home evaluation is scheduled and my cleaning person is busy, oh well, i was always told, but never believed, that a little work wouldn't hurt me. Dianne is in good spirits in spite of anything. Her oxygen level is higher this afternoon than it has been in several days. Even the food which went from excellent to o.k., is back to good again.
I read an essay yesterday in an anthology of articles on altruism by Stephen G. Post. ("Progress Through Love") Its too long for me to copy and i have not properly summarized it yet. I like it but i fear that the scientific investigation of love will have some serious unanticipated and unwanted consequences which Post and others who think like him should consider.. I fear a possible commercialization of love, a possible professionalization of love, and a possible bureaucratization of love -- all of which will turn out to be very unloving and unlovely. If they follow the path of Sorokin, all may be well. Sorokin seems to have been cast aside by sociology as being no longer relevant (although this anthology does reference him.). If science would understand love, it first must change its understanding of science and its understanding of understanding.