boy oh boy! 2 wks ago my partner and I took my 80 yo mother to lunch and she was doing really well. Occasionally she shes things - like puppies that aren't there but all in all not bad. Then she got pneumonia (again) dr. admitted her and we go downhill from there. She spent a week in the hospital - and was changed to a different room every other day which I'm sure adds to confusion. Then she gets discharged to a rehab center. I go to see her there the day after she gets there and she's half asleep at 3:30 pm (in her clothes) because they said she was up and down the night before. She was VERY confused, though she did know us. My brother saw her yesterday and she's getting 2 percocet for breakfast and 2 for lunch! She has never taken this much pain medication before. She has back pain - but this is too much! She was eating tossed salad and anything else in the hospital - now they've got her on pureed food. They say she's pocketing food. Seems that when she goes to these places she gets worse! They've got male attendants changing her depends and she doesn't like this. Does anyone think we can get them to use a female? I'm worried about talking to the dr abt the drugs - but I've never seen her look this bad. She normally lives with my brother and his wife and eats well Am I wrong in thinking that issues like drugs and pureed food might add to her confusion? Previously in a 2 week period she took all of 12 pain pills - and now...!