Well, it has been essentially 1 month since Kari entered her current mental state and at the moment I can’t say that we are any closer to coming out of it. Right now she is almost exactly the same as the first night. Shaking her head back and forth, yelling out a mix of syllables and complete nonsense, and trying to bite her hand and lip. A few times I had to yell at her because she got a hold of one of her fingers and chomped down on it as hard as she could. Most of the time during the day she is able to answer the standard “What’s my name?” and “Where are you?” questions, during the night she is much less stable. Tonight she seems worse than normal as she is completely confused—not able to answer questions or even follow simple commands. The spasms are particularly bad. Every minute or so, she will throw her arms up and shake her head back and forth violently 15-25 times and then stop. A few minutes ago she was screaming “no!” over and over again at the top of her lungs, pausing only to throw her head up and down on the pillow. She has had two different periods of 1 hour of sleep today, but other than maybe an hour or two yesterday, that’s all the sleep she’s had since Monday morning at 3am. That’s really all the news I have, I wish there was more. Everybody says that they know that Kari will get better, but the facts are that even the doctors here aren’t sure what is exactly going, nothing has worked so far, and she isn’t any better than she was a month ago. I am still hopeful, but unsure of if and when she’ll come out of it.
P.S. I’m coming home Nov. 5-7 to look at apartments, so if anybody has any suggestions of places near Redlands, email them to me.