SO MY FRIEND WHO HAS BEEN IN A NURSING HOME FOR THE LAST 3 YRS, SUFFERING FROM A SEVERE TBI HAS BEEN OFF HIS MEDS FOR ABOUT A MONTH NOW. HE IS SO ALIVE AND ALERT, ALWAYS. HE REFUSES TO ACCEPT THE REALITY OF HIS HOUSE BEING SOLD AND THAT HE NO LONGER OWNS IT, AND ALSO HE THINKS HIS WIFE, (WHO DIVORCED AND LEFT HIM)IS WAITING THERE FOR HIM. WHEN TRYING TO EXPLAIN THIS TO HIM HE BECOMES EXTREMELY AGGITATED, YELLING CURSING. THAT IS REALLY THE ONLY THING HE BECOMES ENRAGED ABOUT, BUT THAT IS ALL HE WANTS TO DO NOW THAT HE IS NOT TAKING HIS MEDS. WHEN HE WAS ON HIS MEDS HE DIDN'T REALLY TALK ABOUT THAT, B/C HE COULDN'T FROM BEING SO SEDATED. DO I ENCOURAGE HIM TO TAKE HIS MEDS. WELL I DON'T EVEN HAVE TO DO THAT, B/C THE NURSES ARE SLIPPING IT TO HIM IN HIS FOOD AND DRINK, WHICH I AM TOTALLY AGAINST? IT KEEPS HIM FROM FEELING.
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