Plateau Then almost unable to speak

December 24, 2006 at 9:34 am

On Monday the doctors assured us that Dad had plateaued. Visited him on Wednesday and chalked it up to his bad night and the fact I had not seen him for two days. You have to realize that we are only able to read his lips. I thought my two days away and his exhaustion made it harder to read him. Friday I realized I had been in denial. He cannot smile and I can only see his tongue moving. The muscle control in his mouth is nearly gone. I am so worried and confused because if he’s not able to communicate, he will get more depressed and anxious. We have a famiy meeting on the 28. So many questions so little answers. Anyone else had this experience where it has supposdly plateaued and then progressed?:confused: