|Reviews for Madness and Memory Part 1 - Descent|
| Guest chapter 4 . 3/25/2014
Madness and memory. Omg. I am crying as I read this.
Kate you are a genius Ok. Gatiss it. Is really you or your evil twin
Hope Sherl gets out of this one and Kate sticks by him.
Superb writing. Right. Wipe my tears and off to ch 5.
You need a recommendation to the. BBC rite away. Xxxx
| Graveofthefireflies chapter 18 . 2/4/2014
Secreting medication, why am I not surprised. That's one major downside of home treatment. You can't expect relatives to be able to pick up on things like that.
| Graveofthefireflies chapter 9 . 2/4/2014
"What are you doing down there?" - It's a very touching scene. A lucid moment and they made most of it.
That's precisely why I believe in home treatment. No matter how nice and dedicated we are to our jobs we won't get anywhere near the comfort and support that partners and families can provide.
| Graveofthefireflies chapter 8 . 2/4/2014
I really like the way you write dialogues. Sherlock is clearly very unwell but her remains very much in character. I like Kate. She is clearly a very well developed OC with a lot of depth to her.
One thing that strikes me is the level of sedation. We wouldn't aim to have a patient so heavily sedated for such a length of time. Aside of the fact that we can't do IV fluids on psychiatric wards (major pain in the ass) as our nurses are not trained we would worry about DVTs, pneumonia and the delirium that tends to come with prolonged use of heavy sedation. Considering however that they have to manage round the clock care between the two of them I think you could justify it on the balance of risks of benefits.
| Graveofthefireflies chapter 6 . 2/4/2014
I think it would be pretty easy to have AMHP accept section 2 papers under the circumstances. The risk to self incorporates not just deliberate self harm but also further deterioration of mental health and severe self neglect. As John and Kate are able and willing to mitigate those risks home remains the most appropriate environment but strictly speaking I think that he is pretty secionable. You could probably even argue for a 3 considering his past history. It's quite scary how subjective this whole process can be. Some AMHPs and Section 12 doctors can be quite trigger happy and really stretch the act and others swing so far towards the 'least restrictive option' that they have some really ill people walk out and sadly do some very stupid things.
I'm glad that they in this case they didn't go down that route though at this stage. It will go a long way for Ed's therapeutic relationship with Sherlock to give him as much control as possible.
| Graveofthefireflies chapter 1 . 2/3/2014
I'm very excited to have found this story. The first chapter has me hooked and I really look forward to reading the rest of it.
| Bekah1218 chapter 16 . 10/11/2013
I am well and truly hooked on this story, too! This is some of the best fanfiction I have ever read. You have captured the many moods and fluctuations of a depressive episode- and it addresses what I have always thought about Sherlock. There has to be some major history there of SOMETHING. I like the way you have worked out Kate and John's respective places in caring about, and caring for, Sherlock. Well done again! Please keep writing.
| Bekah1218 chapter 5 . 10/10/2013
Sorry I have not reviewed before now- once gain, excellent writing! As you know my background, you know that I am sincere. I also have to admit that my earliest attempts at fantasy were always taking care of someone who was ill- so this is right up my street! I can't wait to read more. Oh, I also read Consequences- and it was very good as well, and was a very good story to show us more of Kate's background. Thank you again, and please keep writing.
| James Birdsong chapter 20 . 5/13/2013
Cool story. Thank you for the sequel too.
| SpiritRose3496 chapter 20 . 4/7/2013
NO stop leaving cliffhangers. I need to get to the next one, can't wait to see what happens next!
| timer2 chapter 20 . 3/8/2013
Haven't reviewed any so far but have read about half your postings. Very, very good...and I don'tt say that lightly. In fact, I've neve said it.
Yes, you do have a problem with possive and contactual ', but I've yet to read a story that is so long, coherent and coheivse as yours. It's
great tjat it's all backstory - what I've reda - 'cauise now I feel like I know why Sherlock is Sherlock. Can't wait to read more. Keep writing, please.
| Asher chapter 16 . 3/5/2013
I yelled at you earlier about how OOC Sherlock was, but it gets better so I'll forgive you. Yes, I realize he's phycotic and no one has seen that so you get to take liberties. I'm beyond amazed at your knowledge of pharmecutical drugs, quite impressive.
| Asher chapter 2 . 3/5/2013
Ugh. Love the story, love the plot, love the idea of Kate, love your writing style, HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE how bloody out of character Sherlock is! Why?! Everything else is actually perfect, except for that one thing! Damn! I will not ask you to edit 20 chapters and I will continue reading it, but the whole time I am cursing you.
| Guest chapter 19 . 12/20/2012
| thedragonaunt chapter 19 . 12/20/2012
O M G! This gets darker and darker! Is there a light at the end of this tunnel? I do hope so!