I think the doctor was right. I changed the time I give her citrolapram to her. She now takes it at noon. She was taking it at night just before bed. The first two day were unimaginable. She was so combative and aggressive toward me. But now for the past couple of days she has been sweeter, calmer, agreeable and I pray she continues to be this way. She still has her moments just not near as bad. And they don't last as long. I did notice something, yesterday when she woke up from her afternoon nap she didnt know the day time who was with her, She was lost just for about 5 min and then she was ok. And
today I took her to walmart to buy some things and she had a hard time keeping moving. She would stop and just stare at her list. I finally ask her if I could see it and she let me. I wanted to cry. I couldn't read it. She had written a couple of letters for each item but the rest didn't even look like letters. Thank goodness I already knew what she wanted so I didn't say anything. I just took her list and helped her shop like normal. She had a very hard time staying in motion. She would stop and just stand there. I always have to pull on her cart to keep her moving but today was different. Even the cashier noticed and opened up a register just for her. She said she used to be in home health and she knew mom was having trouble focusing. And she said she didn't want to see my mom have to wait in a long line. I thought that was very kind of her. I know this is all part of "IT" but every time I see her fade away even more it gets me. I can't get used to it.
I did get that book the 36 hour day. My good sister ordered it for me and brought it to me this afternoon. I plan on reading some tonight before I go to sleep.
Oh I just wanted to add I think she has been getting into medicines. I found a bottle of her (thyroid) medicine on top of the microwave and when I went to get tonight's meds out of her pill box one was missing. She doesn't even know which pill is which. The one that was missing was for her heart. She has been wanting me to give her an extra pill for her bladder but I won't. She probably is sneaking trying to get one herself. This is very dangerous. I've hidden t hem again. Im going to have to get something I can lock them up in. (she isn't going to like that at all)
Edited September 28, 2012 at 11:29 pm