okay follow up on some things
first for those of you interested. There is marked difference in Mother since she no longer takes the medication -- Aricept and Numenda. First off, she's saying more 'English" words than jibberish. She's quieter.
Second, she seems to be more aware of what is going on around her and doesn't seem to freak out as often with the TV and stuff.
Third, sister said that she doesn't seem to be waking up as often during the night. She's actually taking cat naps during the day something that just wasn't happening before.
And for those that know I don't usually do care with Mother, you will be proud of me (I hope)
Today sister had me take Mom to doctor for a checkup on a toe infection from ingrown nail. Sister was sick with a sore throat and wanted to go to her doctor. When I asked her where do I go, who is the doctor and what am I to say to the doctor, she said "tell him I'm done with the antibiotic and that the toe is still infected. I think he's going to take the nail off today!, I said, "no that can't happen because I can't control Mom" and She sounded exasperated with me and said "okay, I'll cancel my doctor's appt and come with you". She seemed upset with me. I told her to go to her doctors and I'll worry about Mom because if the nail has to come off, then it'll have to be done in a hospital setting without us because neither one of us would be able to control or hold her down while its being done.
I started having a panic attack. I know inside me that its because of all I went through with Mikey's illness before he died in my living room but I truly don't think I'm capable but the end result was I got sick over nothing. It took me longer to park the car then it did for the actual review of her toe. End of story is he said that the toe is no longer infected and that everything is fine. Sister is relieved, she was thinking Mom would lose her toe.
Basically I just wanted to let everyone know how mother is doing off of the medicine with the exception of the sedative Sister gives her at night. She still may not always know who I am but she's at least better during the day.