June 19, 2010

Saturday PSA

Consider this my good deed for the day:

Should you or someone you know suffer from Parkinson's disease and if you or this someone you know suffers from any sort of mental illness or is suspected of suffering from a mental illness, under NO circumstances should you or the person you know take Amantadine.

I just spent three hours in hell with a complete psychotic.

Don't even think you can begin imagining. Unless you've been there... You can't.

Consider myself having done you a favor.

Tomorrow will be a better day.

I'm off.

Posted by Boudicca at June 19, 2010 09:38 PM
Comments

Jesus bou...
Like I said... Draw strength from us, your readers and supporters.

Posted by: Knine at June 19, 2010 09:54 PM

Come, sit on the beach with me. You can tell me all about it. Or we can sit in complete silence. You need to get out of that vortex, if only for a morning. I am related to five versions of crazy on both sides, but I can only imagine being in the direct line of fire like you have been. Come, sit. Breathe. Any day, any time. And, selfish as it sounds, thank you for sharing. One never knows when the memory of your trials will come back to help us. Blessings to you, friend!

Posted by: Leigh at June 20, 2010 09:45 AM

Oh, boy...we went through hell with my ex-FIL. He had severe Parkinson's and was put on amantadine and he went totally and completely bonkers while in the hospital. It was like pulling teeth to get his primary doc to "see the light", so to speak. He insisted it was merely confusion from being in unfamiliar surroundings. What a mess.

Posted by: Pammy at June 20, 2010 10:22 AM

This kind of thing happens more often than you'd ever believe possible. I'm so sorry you had to live through it. Families catch the brunt of the behavior. *sigh*

Posted by: Teresa at June 20, 2010 11:45 AM

.... good grief.... you definitely need a nice, long vacation......

Posted by: Eric at June 20, 2010 02:42 PM

I with Eric, Bou. Hopefully Sunday will be a good day for your family!

Posted by: PeggyU at June 20, 2010 03:48 PM

God bless you all during this...

Posted by: Mrs. Who at June 20, 2010 05:45 PM