My Aunt went to the hospital last night.....
Posted 05 June 2008 - 01:05 PM
Posted 05 June 2008 - 01:07 PM
| Originally Posted by Sandra E. |
Rachel, I'm so sorry you're going through this. My BIL went through this last summer, it was awful! and the same situation happened, the hospital sent him home. Just like your aunt, he didn't remember anything, he didn't even know what day it was or who the president of the United States was. The day after he was acting very weird, my sister took him back to the hospital and checked him in. He was there about 2 weeks and fully recovered. Apparently he was having a reaction to a prescription medicine he was taking and the doctors gave him small dosages of it to stop the seizures. Once that happened he was fine. I hope your aunt recovers soon, it seems very odd she got sent home. Does she have an appt. with the neurologist yet?
So your BIL was having like a withdrawl from a medication? I had an episode similar but I wasn't seizing. I was having misfires of neurons- basically every time i moved it felt like I was being electrocuted. I had to be slowly wheened off the med because my body was having withdrawls. Very weird.
I'm happy to hear that your BIL was just fine. I just can't believe they sent her home because she just didn't have convulsions once. She had them so often that they had a hard time doing tests on her.
Posted 05 June 2008 - 01:38 PM
Your aunt is in my prayers!
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 01:39 PM
Posted 05 June 2008 - 01:42 PM
Just b/c she never had a seizure before doesn't mean she can't just get them now. That happens to a lot of people. Its like how all of a sudden you wake up one day and are lactose intolerant.
Sometimes seizures are caused by different types of medications and/or withdrawals. Is she taking anything for any other condition? She needs to make sure disclose all that info to the neurologist she sees.
Sometimes seizures are caused by tumors but if she had something like that they would have picked it up on the MRI (well assuming these stupid hospital people know how to read an MRI, b/c as Jason will tell you sometimes doctors make mistakes)
I hope she got an appointment today. Any new updates?
I hope that your aunt gets better. Hopefully this was just do to an adverse reaction to a medication or something.
I will be sending her good vibes and sending you big hugs!
Posted 05 June 2008 - 01:46 PM
Posted 05 June 2008 - 01:53 PM
I need to call my cousin since I'm not getting updated fast enough. We have too many people in the family so I must not be at the top of the pecking order. LOL
They took all the medication she was on to the hospital though so I dunno. They weren't concerned that it was drug related.
Thanks so much for your kind words. I was hoping someone would have some info that would put my mind to ease- the internet just isn't providing enough answers! I find much more information here! Thanks again! I'll keep you all posted as well.
Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:03 PM
I hope they can pinpoint what is causing the seizures very soon.
I will keep your family in my thoughts Rach!
Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:07 PM
My best vibes for your aunt's recovery.
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