Bad day at the hospital
Not a good day. I got sent home by the nurse just now. Mother was quiet until about 3 PM when she started to get very agitated. She thinks that we are all (me, doctor, nurses, everyone in the hospital) are trying to kill her. She said a lot of very hurtful things in a very short time. When the new shift came on, the nurse who has been with Mother every evening since we arrived on Weds. told me to go ahead and go home. It's a dementia, and it just came up pretty suddenly. Mother also was physically agitated, thinks she's tied down and being poisoned. She was throwing off the covers, and I suspect that if she tries to get out of bed, they will sedate her.
I'll be back there tomorrow at 7 AM. She ate a few bites of cereal this morning, nothing for lunch but about a 1/3 cup of Ensure.
I tried to kiss her and say "I love you" when I was leaving, and she said, "No, you don't".
A tough day.