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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