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  • This morning I give her 1 Xanax, telling her it's a antihistamine so she will take it. Last night he came to me after he took 36 pills. Today she's so confused, and wants to go home, but she can only remember her house number. Last night I got him to the hospital in time for them to fill his stomach with liquid charcoal to absorb some of the medication. This morning she has become obsessed with the location of a specific pair of socks and tells me she's ready to go home now and her mother will be cross if I don't get her home shortly. Last night after all the tests, and treatments I left him in ICU hooked up to monitors, all his belongings taken and under constant supervision. This morning she wanted me to keep the dirty diapers in the room and not waste them. This morning the drug levels in his blood peaked and then started to decrease. This morning and last night I am calm, organized and in charge. This morning I am tired and I am terrified, but I am still calm and I am still in charge. She has gone back to bed where hopefully she will sleep off this dementia. This afternoon she believes me, and says she might be a little confused. He thinks he is coming home this afternoon. This afternoon he will be admitted to a hospital that will help him to start to heal mentally. This afternoon he will think I have betrayed him.
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