Nothing new but I’m always surprised when xMIL starts hallucinating within an hour of being in hospital
(starting w ER). No drugs needed !
Started noticing ‘hospital dementia’ about 5 years ago even before she had dementia but the hallucinations are over the top of dementia. Today Dod is almost up to 48 hours without any rest much less sleep Constant talking and gestating - her arms have not had such a workout in years. Left her side at 3AM bc I just couldn’t take it anymore (went home for 4 hours sleep) came back early for the all-important-2 minute-doctor visit (hasn’t shown yet and I haven’t had coffee so I’m CrAnKy !). They gave her Haldol last night for sleep ? and it had no or worse effect
And why do some hospitals furnish ‘sitters’ and others don’t ? I’m not as young as I used to be so sleeping in a not so comfortable recliner doesn’t work.
And I know for a fact that if I wasn’t there Dod would have climbed out of bed 20 times (she’s fast! she can get over railings with alarms going and be on the floor 5 minutes before anyone shows up)
And this is a nice new hospital I’m tired