Sunday, August 14, 2011

Family Drugs.

Family is the best medicine.  David and his family came to visit and we had a great time!  We took Peggy out on a four hour mountain drive, visited with her everyday, hung around and she was so relaxed and on board with us it was really wonderful.

But back on the subject of drugs....her psychiatrist, has been trying to find the right cocktail for Peggy.  Something that eases her agitation and aggression that also keeps her a "functioning" person emotionally and physically.  If you've read this blog you've seen the ups and downs and sometimes even sideways state of Peggy.  After a few months of continuing on this anti-psychotic track, which all of her doctors thus far have recommended he has decided to try a different path.  Keeping her seroquil low and adding anti-anxiety and anti-depressants.  This change happened a week ago Thursday.  Today is Sunday, and she really seems to be responding well.  The furrow on her brow is gone, and she seems more awake and relaxed.  I'm not expecting her to go back to where she was a year ago, I am just happy to see her paranoia and irritation smolder a little.
Peggy at the Mt. Wilson Observatory
After David's visit, and our super outing Linda called me to say how encouraged she was about how Peggy was doing.  Thanks David and Sharyl, we loved having you here!  Ashley's cheer leading had Nana clapping, and Christopher's kindness to her was unforgettable.