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Outlawstarz
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   Posted 5/28/2010 3:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there, my name is Cody. The reason that I joined this forum and am posting this topic, is I need help. Five years ago, when I was thirteen, my mother became very ill. She was only able to hold down one or two bites of food before puking. After almost a month, she went to the hospital, with malnutrition and vitamin deficiency. They put her on an IV and within 24 hours, the hospital we took her to had literally filled my mother with so much fluid, she was three times her size, and I assure you, I am not exagerating. Her heart stopped, and was put on life support for 3 days. Within three days, she was able to breathe on her own, but for the first month after this whole situation, while staying in the hospital, had no memory of my father, myself, or my little brother. Once we were able to bring her home, her memory started to come back. Now, five years later, she is worse. Her mental capabilities are so bad, she can start a sentence, and within two words forget. And this is a very common situation now. She forgets absolutely everything. She will get up in the middle of the night, turn on the oven to cook, and come wake me because she had wondered into my room and forgotten where she was. Atleast three times a day, she asks me what day it is, or where she is, or what she had been doing before this. She was doing so good for awhile, that we thought we were in the clear. But then, she started getting worse, and it hasn't gotten any better. Could she possibly have Alzheimer's? I am confused on the situation, and I am just reaching out for help. Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated.

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Cody
 
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Post Edited By Moderator (Red_34) : 5/28/2010 5:20:21 AM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 5/28/2010 4:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cody, welcome to Healingwell :) I am so sorry to hear about what you and your mother are going thru :( How old is your mother? Has she ever seen a neurologist for her memory loss? Has there been any indication she had a stroke? Is she on any medications at this time? I'm sorry for all the questions, but this might give us a clearer picture.


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SnowyLynne
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   Posted 5/28/2010 9:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Getting her to a good Nuerologist ASAP would help........
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Outlawstarz
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   Posted 5/30/2010 10:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, she doesn't have insurance, so the only medical tests she has gotten was a follow up at shands, but they say she was fine. My mother's shrink and regular doctor say she is indeed not right in the head, and she is very physically unhealthy. She is 49. She takes many prescription pills (which are prescribed to her) along with vitamins. She must take at least 20+ a day. I could not tell you any of them, because I have no idea what they are. However, when I get a chance, I will write them down on a list, and reply to this with the list. And actually the other day, for some odd reason, right after dinner, she was putting the tub of butter back in the fridge. When she grabbed it, her legs bent, she twisted to the right, her arms clung to her chest and bent in an odd shape, she cocked her head to the right, and pretended as if nothing had happened. She immediately fell, and I was luckily standing behind her. This was three days ago. In the last five days, I have told her to try to exercise a little, but to stay in bed most of the day. Ever since this happened, her memory has become worse, and she cannot stand up for more than a minute by herself, without having to lean on something. She is always paler than a ghost, and has a hard time eating.

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   Posted 6/1/2010 4:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Regardless if she has no insurance, I believe she should get to the neurologist ASAP. It sort of sounds like she is having mini strokes.
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Outlawstarz
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   Posted 6/1/2010 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
We have actually tried to get her to a neurologist. We just simply cannot afford it. But, I am trying to save up some money to get her to a neurologist.

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   Posted 6/1/2010 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
That's great to hear that you are trying to save up the money to help your mother. What if you were to call one up and see if you can make some sort of payment arrangements with them? There were times in the past that I didn't have the money either but if I called in advance and see if they would work with me, they would. Good luck and please let us know how your mother is doing ok?
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Outlawstarz
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   Posted 6/1/2010 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   
She is still having memory problems. Only seems like it is getting worse, but I will call ahead of time. Thank you for the advice. I will let you know how it goes!
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