Yesterday my mother had the best day she'd had in a long time. She didn't take a nap at all, she even ironed some clothes and helped with making dinner. This was great, because I was having a really bad day with my fibromyalgia, so was able to go in and take a nap and not worry about her.
Today looked like it was going to start out ok, but then she said was feeling shaky, so we decided she needed to get some food into her. She went into the kitchen and had some fruit items, and I left her there, while I went to fold towels while my husband was in the family room. The next thing I know, he is pushing Mom back to her room in her walker (it has a seat) because she needed to lay down and was too weak to walk. When I went in to see what was going on she was shaking so bad she couldn't even get her glasses off. She does have an essential tremor, and the neurologist has said she MAY have early Parkinson's, but not sure yet. Since her hospitalization last month, she has had some cognitive decline that I am concerned about. More forgetfulness, inability to do her taxes, things like that.
I took Mom's blood pressure as soon as she got into bed, and it was normal - 129/72 with a pulse of 80. Not sure if I'm overlooking anything here. She is not diabetic, her blood sugars have always been normal, she eats very healthy foods.
Does anyone have any ideas why she would have such a good day one day and be bedridden the next? Thanks for your input.