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This afternoon, Del answered me in numbers and colors. Example, Q. Where are you going? A. Forty-five, green. Get the forty-five green.

Anyone else have this happen? What's a 45 green? Is it differnt from a 49 yellow? Nan


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10 Yellow


Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:03 am
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Oh, Robin...you crack me up. Nan


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It was just too hard to resist!

I agree with you that it's fascinating but I haven't a clue what it all means....or if your husband knows.


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This is really interesting. Is it continuing? (Interesting for outsiders. Probably frustrating for you, huh?)

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Today he only mouths words and makes gestures. He is plucking at his clothing and everyplace I put him, he gets down on the floor and inches his way along the floor. Numbers are better. Nan


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Oh dear. I'm sorry you are facing this.

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Nan, what meds do they have him on now [if I may be so bold]?

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They just upped his Seroquel and added back in the trazodone. Changed his pain med from Oxycodone CR to Methodone.

I gave him an optional Seroquel, he slept for an hour and then woke up talking and making sense again. This darned disease is crazy making. It changes like the wind. We went to the Senior Center where we looked at some DME they have there that people have donated, and I took him out for ice cream.

He gets 100 mg of seroquel and 50 mg of trazodone at night. He can have anothr 50 mg if he doesn't sleep. Last night he trashed his bedroom two times... (and once this afternoon) and piled all the bedding and haof of the clothes from hs closet on the floor and then fell in it.

I am thinking that we are getting closder to placement all the time. He is getting semi-violent with me. Also did with the nurses at the hospital. I have black and blue fingers today from trying to keep him from falling.

Take care, all. Smiles. Nan


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Derek's doctor had him on trazodone but it made him aggressive and violent so we stopped it.

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Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:07 pm
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My husband didn't speak that way, but he did have a lot of confusion in words and a lot of physical confusion that is similar to what is being described. If he said his finger hurt for instance and I asked which one...he might have pointed to his knee or his shoelace.


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Nan,
When Ken was in the hospital there was a big sign on a closet door that said 'abc'. That, coupled with nurses asking if he had to go #1 or #2 started him answering everything with 1,2,3 or a,b,c. No colors were involved nor did anything get past 3 or c, but for the longest time that's pretty much all he'd reply. I wonder if Del read or saw something that had numbers and colors on it? Sorry you're going thru these frustrating times.........Sher

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Thank you, Sher. It's nice to know that there is someone else who had something similar. Not nice for you or me or our LO's, but nice to know I am not hallucinating. You may have a clue to that behavior. I have no idea of what it is, but that is the closest explaination that makes any sense.

So why do I keep trying to have this Lewy thing make sense???

Smiles,Nan.


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nandel8 wrote:
So why do I keep trying to have this Lewy thing make sense???

I ask myself that at least 100 times a day. By the end of the day, I usually lose it... just out of shear frustration.

Nurses and caregivers can go home. We can't.

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Nan,
You just made me laugh out loud with your pondering about why do you keep trying make sense sense of Lewy. I guess we just never give up.......
One day at a time! Hugs, Sher

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