Roll up, roll up, for the Magical Mystery Tour. Sue's medications were cut back significantly yesterday. Then, this morning, just like magic, she was back in her mind. Sort of like a magical mystery tour in reverse. I knew she was back last night at 2:00 a.m. when she wanted to get up for a snack. I asked her "when did Columbus sail the ocean blue?" By golly, she came right up with the textbook answer.
The medication cutbacks have already resulted in Sue experiencing mild symptoms of pain (mostly the neuropathy in her lower legs and feet) and mild nausea. We are all relieved to know her confusion of late has been medication induced, and is probably not the result of a physiological problem. Our local team of caregivers will be in earnest conversation over the next weeks, together with Sue and her doctors, about setting medication levels that deal with Sue's symptoms while not sending her off on another magical mystery tour.
Meanwhile, the love is back at our house and we are all on our own Magic Bus. But that's a trip to describe another day.