Jun 03, 2016
Nokomis had a pleasant visit tonight, remained calm. Earlier in the day we talked by phone about what we could do to have better visits (6/1 visit was a disaster) and I had agreed to not bring up topics related to the outside world, and not to push too hard about feelings and symptoms. The visit was much more pleasant, and we did end up talking about several things, all initiated by her. That seemed to work well.
I found out that earlier in the day Nokomis had a period (of an hour or so, maybe?) of intense agitation -- she was pacing, very upset. Eventually agreed to take a Zyprexa and calmed down a bit. During this episode she destroyed a book, and was picking at scabs, but she didn't hurt anybody and she didn't need to be restrained. Seemed like progress.
She is still having daily diarrhea (6 days now), and I mentioned this to Dr. Cedermark.