Sunday, November 11, 2012

Well, that didn't work

Ativan, that is.  Peggy does not like to be touched.  To be moved, or changed, or any of that.  It's called agitation. We've tried things in the past, but they knocked her out.  Sometimes she seems so aggravated that we thought maybe a little knocking out would be okay.  Relax her in times of stress.  Well, that didn't work.  A small dose of Ativan in liquid form before she needed to be bathed or changed or fed, only made her drool.  A feisty drooler, choking on her own saliva.  Alzheimer's research not only needs to address a cure, but care during end stages.  There doesn't seem to be much out there for me during this time. If anyone knows, please pass it along.  There certainly aren't any trials, they all say she is too far along, not eligible.  But, what about these last two years that have been heart breaking for us, to see her so "agitated", and these end stages, don't seem to have an end, how long will this stage last?  Certainly long enough to study what works, because we certainly have a list of what doesn't.