Sunday, June 11, 2006

She's now having mental problems

I'm too tired to say much more, though in all honesty, I don't really know much more. Here is the latest word on my grandmother, via my mother. I'll keep you updated as I get more.

Oh, and for those who have asked, Granny is my father's mother, but Mom is doing the medical interpretation, so she actually does most of the emails and informational calls.

"Yesterday afternoon Jackie had an episode of confusion lasting about 2-3 hours. I was hoping she had just had a really bad dream that took her a little while to sort out. We were able to reorient her by answering her questions and remeinding her of the events of the last two weeks. We were taking Jacob back to the Jacksonville Airport today when Rufus sent out this email. I have talked to Jackie's nurse. She is more confused than she was yesterday. She is somewhat paranoid and is refusing to take her medicines. The doctor has ordered Ativan (through her IV) which should help her to calm down and, hopefully, be more cooperative. I have no explanation for you, except that it is not unusual for elderly patients to become confused and uncooperative after an extended stay in ICU."

Currently feeling: concerned


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