When I was at the nursing home yesterday she kept having shaking fits. The nurse in the morning gave her a pill which neither my grandfather (papa) or grandmother (nan) knew what it was. The nurse was around later and my papa had her come to the sitting room we were in. She said it was trazadone (which both my mom and I have been on to aid in sleep), the nurse when speaking to my nan would notice the legs shaking and body shaking would stop. Therefore she knew it was not one of the seizures but knew it was anxiety. When I informed my mom that she has trazadone (2 per day prn) my mom wondered how many anti-depressants they had her on, they got her off paxil but she is on I think it is called remeron.
My nan also has an itchy rash on her back which my mom told the nurses about
which thankfully they knew about
however they are only puttingh lotion and powder on it. I wish they would give her something to stop the itch or figure out what kind of rash it is so it can be treated properly. My papa has never been much of a phone person so when he is concerned about
my nan he calls my mom and puts my nan on the phone which my mom cannot even hear her speak she is being too quiet. The nurses could not even hear her when they spoke over the intercom at the hospital.
Yesterday she ate some breakfast, no lunch, half of an ice cream cup, and my mom said she ate about
1/3 of dinner which was hot dogs, beans and italian wedding soup so at least she is starting to eat there. What I also like about
this place is that you get no urine odor while walking in (unless a patient has the odor on them which unfortunately happened she sat in the room with us for 2 hours and no nurses noticed the odor). My nan had her dentures in early in the day but is complaining about
the inside of her mouth hurting therefore my papa took them out for her and cleaned them.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987