He has PD and Dementia. They thought it was his heart but every test was negative so they said it must be his PD - they blame everything on PD when they can't find anything wrong! He got very combative one night and they gave him Haldol which made him sleep for over 14 hrs. and really scared me. I wanted to take him home but they wouldn't sign him out until a Neuro saw him who immediately said he shouldn't be in there - see "I told you so" I said to the nurses. His routine meds were given to him but not on the schedule I had him on so that has messed up his walking ability and now he is having so much trouble trying to get those legs moving which sucks because he was doing so well before all of this. Like most PD patients, sleep is also hard to come by. The Neuro gave him a script for Risperdal so am going to try that although I hate giving him meds to knock him out. Has anyone out there taken this med for sleep????? Hospital stays are just not worth it for a PD person because it screws everything up!! Next time, I plan on dragging him to the car and taking him home - lol! I sure do appreciate all the people who came to our rescue and helped us. It's nice to know people really do care.
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