The search continues

Except the first night of admission, I had been visiting my mum at the psychiatric ward. Poor mum. She wanted so much to get better and would want to recuperate at home as it would be a "calmer" environment, with loved ones. I agreed with that but she was in no condition to be discharged, as I explained to her. If she was home and got into one of her "banging head" episodes, what are we to do? We would need to either make appointment or bring her to A&E, thus delaying the help she would need. Imagine this repeated everyday @@

So it was best for her to be at the ward where doctors and nurses could monitor her condition and act accordingly.

On a Friday, they changed her medication once again:
  • Olanzapine 2.5mg twice daily
  • Replace Alprazolam with Lorazepam 1mg night
  • Remove Epilim
The geriatric psychiatrist wanted to ascertain whether Epilim was the culprit or not. If mum was ok over the weekend, then they would give her Lithium (as a replacement). We were to observe over the weekend and immediately let them know if she worsen.

Thank goodness that she was, overall, better over the weekend compared to previous days. She still banged her head on the floor and had anxiety, but she could talk more on a variety of topics (in fact, she brought up some of the topics), talked about other patients, quite aware of the surrounding, smiled a few times (just a slight upturn of mouth) and could give some instructions.

However, one troubling information from her was that everyday, after taking the morning medicine, her mouth went numb and the urge to bang her head came. In fact, on Sun, she was tied up because she was banging her head on the floor.
2 Responses
  1. William Says:

    May an answer be found soon so that your mum can be reunited with family.