Hello Hope Springs
The common evils the link between the two must be broken as your husband will see no point in fighting to the death against PD unless the depression is lifted while at the same time thinking he is a condemned man by PD so why go on, but the fact is both these horrible afflictions can be treated and very effectively I am living proof of that, unfortunately even when you get the better of them you must stay vigilant and when the firs signs of shutdown or freezing are felt you must act quickly , two 1.25 mg of soluble madopar works for me , and I still use this handy weapon even though I have the Dudopa system working just fine.
Duodopa is a device, basically a pump fitted externally it injects a madopar gell direct to my small intestine bi passing the stomach and relief is almost instant, due to cost which is high patients will only be offered this system when every other avenue has been tried , to no avail, and in any case the depression would have to be dealt with first, I know its a rock and a hard place situation but believe me its possible, you need a good team of Consultants Nurse Specialists and Mental health experts and above all you, your husband must be constantly reassured almost like persuading a new pupil stating school taking those first faltering steps but this is a far more serious predicament and the sooner you get up and running the more rapid the improvement.You can request these excellent professionals come to your home this avoids the additional anxiety caused by a Hospital visit, they are always scarey and worrying,.
It took me about two months from suicidal to normality so if you think you are not getting the attention you so urgently need keep bending ears until the recovery process begins.
The very best of wishes to you both, and remember you are not alone in this , you can obtain my address from this forum and you can contact me anytime if you need to chat.