Hi everybody! Good Morning here, if you are in the States.
I just wanted to let y'all know about a couple of updates with my sister. One, I posted before about my concern with a new medication that was prescribed by her primary doctor, Nuedexta. Well, after talking with her psychiatrist and her new neurologist, this is a pretty good drug to help with unexpected, uncontrollable crying or laughing. It is usually used to treat Psuedobulbar Affect or PBA. I had my doubts at first, but her neurologist said it takes about 3 to 4 weeks to see any improvement, but after just a couple of weeks I have seen a definite improvement. Before, S. and I were having a very difficult time dealing with these outbursts, me mostly. So bad, that I had to take some time off and remove myself from the situation. But, things are going much more smoothly now. Thank God.
Now, the other Great News. I think we finally found the neurologist that I have been looking for, for such a long time. After one local doctor, 3 long distance doctors( over 200 miles away), we finally found someone who actually "Cares" and is willing to help with the various symptoms that come up with this dreadful disease. I left his office and I wanted to do the "Happy Dance" all the way to the car. I am soooo thrilled and relieved to find a doctor who gives a damn about his patients. He took his time with her and asked tons of questions and proceeded to let us know of the various things that could come up(which I knew about from all of you) and how he could help. I almost fell out of my chair.
Anyway, that's my good news for a change, but things are "normal" because S. fell not only once the next day but twice and she took me down with her on the second one. Don't worry, we are both fine. Just another couple of bruises to show.
Take care everyone and lots of ((((((Hugs))))))) to you all!
btw- my real name is Becky, not Gracie. Gracie is my adorable chihuahua/terrier mix baby. She lets me cry on her furry shoulders. Bless her.