Reviews For Electric Avenue
Six months later he called to say he'd quit drinking, was sorry, and that he wanted me to come home. I came home.
When going through cancer treatment, the Drs decided to put in a "port" for the 4 chemo treatments they'd scheduled and the "after treatment" they'd already planned to do. 3 days later, after the 1st chemo, the port was discovered to be producing bacteria. He was hospitalized for 20 days in Dec. of 2019 and suddenly experiencing severe dementia-like symptoms which abated just prior to his being discharged, but reoccured approximately a week before his 2nd biotherapy treatment and only worsened as the treatments went on.
Dementia is a scary, scary thing! The person you love becomes a hateful, scary person and all you can do is hide the guns and anything else that he might try to hurt you with. The neighbors hear yelling and think *you're* the "bad guy"! Thank God the investigator they sent out *saw* firsthand what I was dealing with and gave *me* a card in case it got out of hand and *I* needed help.
I never imagined that I wouldn't get to say goodbye to the man I fell in love with and married. The hospital took that decision from me!
When *I* refused to allow them to euthanize him --they proposed to anesthetize him --*not* "sedate", *anesthetize* as if for surgery!-- and remove his oxygen and let him suffocate!--, they had me banned from the hospital as his advocate and DID IT ANYWAY!
I found out later that the state of TN changed the laws, so you can't file charges against the Doctors or hospital nor can you sue them for wrongful death.
So, not only did I have to watch my husband mentally disappear, but then I didn't even get to say goodbye to my love.
I can't give you a 10 for the chapter just because it's so very heartbreaking and scary. :(
Hahahah, you should be worried. You should be very worried. We're playing a very delicate balancing act here.
As a nurse, I've had patients tell me they are any number of things. My all time favorite was a guy telling me that he was Jesus on Easter Sunday. I wished him Happy Easter (I couldn't resist) and he just snapped "PAGAN HOLIDAY" at me. It was all I could do to not just keel over from laughing so hard. This same guy also claimed to be Nostradamus and that he was the cause of the extinction of the dinosaurs. In short, I wouldn't expect anything to come of it. Confused/demented/schizophrenic patients at St. Mungo's probably routinely claim to be Harry Potter.
Doctors/Healers effecting peoples moods comes down to two factors 1: is this person a danger to themselves or others and 2: will giving this medication cause more harm than good. In Elias's case, he is routinely trying to do actions which could harm himself or the staff. Biting, hitting, spitting, etc is assault and if other methods of de-escalation have failed (i.e. Healer Tallie keeping him busy with puzzles/coloring pages and sitting in with him to keep him calm) chemical means come next followed by physical restraint. There is a real cascade of techniques being followed here. Once the muscle relaxers are out of his system, there is a much higher chance of him causing damage to himself or others when he gets confused as he is already biting and hitting staff, so the question of will this cause more harm than good definitely comes in here and at this point they don't really know how much Fulgur will be effective in keeping Voldy out. Such a lovely balancing act, yes?
More Remus in the next chapter! I think you'll like where the project goes. Or I hope so anyways.
Author's Response: I can't wait for you to see how it gets resolved too! I'm glad you're enjoying this!
I guess the question is: would you like to see the original version of this story? It is so radically different from this one that there is zero chance of spoilers but it actually does contain deaging, hurt/comfort, and a bunch of people trying to keep secrets from one another while stuck in Snape's house for 14 days under lock and key. It's only like 30 pages long right now, but I'd send it to you if you wanted to read it in its VERY MUCH UNFINISHED state.
Yeah, that was what I was thinking too on the deaging, but then I realized I'd have to adjust the levels of all of the other potions he was on an it would 100% mess up the story, so that was a no go. Coming down on the Fulgur would have been the least of their worries. Also, you've inadvertently put a spoiler in your review but I'm not going to say what it is because it's one of those semantic things I keep warning about.
Next chapter is up and has more information in it than I care to shake a stick at. I'm glad you're enjoying this!
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