My mother just completed a lengthy hospitalization for fluid around the heart and then a week later, around the lungs. She has a pericardial window to eliminate fluid around the heart, 2 thoracenteses to drain the lungs, and a new pacemaker. She will be 80 in June. The docs eliminated all possible causes for this except perhaps pulmonary TB, post viral pericardial/pleural effusion or heart inflammation (to be fixed by pacemaker).
When the hospital’s infectious disease doc learned of the positive blood test for TB she put my mom on TB treatment right away and after sputum testing proved negative, declared my Mom non-infectious. My mom had gotten a negative skin test result back in October and we are waiting on full culture results to be completed in 5 weeks.
However by law, the County has to be told and now they will come to my mom’s home once a day to give her TB drugs for months. Initially we were told they’d be discrete and dress in plain clothes- they told my mother last night that they’d be covered head to toe. My mother is panicked because she thinks if anyone sees these people coming to her door day after day they will become suspicious, tell the management, and then be evicted. (We can’t ask mgmt for their current policy on this since this would identify her, but were told a year ago she had to test negative for TB to move in and they require annual skin tests)
Is it possible to be evicted even though her doc has deemed her non infectious, and she’s undergoing treatment to eradicate it?