We took my mother into the hospital via ER last Friday, which resulted in a week’s stay in there MICU and finally being released out from the Pulminary Unit late last night. After a long four month wait for an apt that we never made it to (and hoping for answers and beginning treatment for her what was first called “Pulminary Hypertension”,) we finally have a diagnosis of a Primary Emphysema with COPD. After a nightmare in the first half of the week with talks of life support, etc she made an incredible miraculous turn around hat shocked everyone including he doctors! So very thankful to bring her home and begin in home care but many questions are still unanswered.
To make an even longer story short, I am concerned about the changes in her brain function (she’s still very sharp) as there are ticks and moments where she says goofy things (much like with Alzheimer’s or Dementia.) I am aware now that when she has spikes of high O2 levels, these are indicators and symptoms, dizziness, loopiness, etc but then a touch remains after using the CPAP at night. When she is clear the following morning, she hardly remembers these episodes. I guess I’m concerned as she is too, is this fogginess something that will eventually subside or is this her new norm to say the least?
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