Is this part of the illness? I am so confused, just came from an orthopedic surgeon appointment. Next Step x-rays. Need to make appointment.
Hey Austin, there are a couple of things you might want to check for. Since your
Mom just went through a dental procedure with anesthesia, it is possible that it is an after effect. I know it has been a few days, but it is truly hard to understand/ predict the effect of anesthesia on the brain/ body of our loved one’s because of advanced age and the diagnosis. Also, since she had an infection that prompted the surgery in the first place, it is possible that mobility changes are an indication of an infection that may have spread to another part of her body. Infections can show up differently in people as they age - for example, UTIs in older adults often aren’t accompianied by fevers or odor or other changes in urine, but often show up first in change of behavior, mobility or speech. I hope you are able to figure this out - It can be really scary when the changes are sudden and drastic. Sending hugs and support!❤️
Mom is back to normal with a lot of hard work and therapy, she's able to walk again.
As I was told,
Not walking is part of the next step of this illness.
The doctor that gave me no hope, was proven wrong. Mom always said never give up! Always move forward.
If this is part of the illness, I understand. I gave Mom every opportunity, and supported her to regain strength to walk again and she did after six long weeks.
Hi Patty, her MD ordered Lab work, so I took her on Friday.Pending results. The last time she fell and broke her pelvis she had a very serious UTI. There was no signs of her having UTIs, and no complaining.
I have not, but will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.
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