Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011: On the Decline

Kristi's condition continues to decline.  Her coherent moments are becoming less frequent and shorter in duration.  She is very confused and hallucinates often.  This is very difficult to watch.  She is up every 15-30 minutes at night to go to the bathroom.  Today she got a catheter in but she thinks she has to go so she gets up anyway.  She then goes to the bathroom and slips in and out of alertness while on the toilet...this can last up to 30-45 minutes. 

When she sees family her mind is still very much "with it", but then she is usually confused after they leave.  "Who was here today?" 

Very difficult.