Mom has Parkinson's. She was sent to the hospital after getting pneumonia. She was there 5 days getting better. Then they thought the infection affected her heart. They transfer her to another hospital to do a heart cath. The morning of the procedure the doc called and said she was catatonic and her kidneys were a bit off. I went to see her. She can't speak, eat, or even focus on me. She's catatonic..WHAT HAPPENED?? She was fine the day before.. talking, laughing, folding towels. They did an MRI and CT.. NO STROKE. I'm devastated. Was it the vaccination?
The stress of the hospital transfer?

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I am so sorry that this had happened to your mom.

My mom has Parkinson’s disease too. It’s devastating to watch a parent decline.

I don’t have any idea what could have happened. I sincerely hope that she improves soon.

Wishing you peace best during this difficult time in your life.
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Reply to NeedHelpWithMom

Very likely that the hospital did not adhere to the regime of her Parkinson's meds, a very common problem. The Parkinson's slogan about meds is " On time, every time". That probably doesn't account for everything that she is experiencing but no doubt doesn't help. Call Parkinson's Foundation at 1 800 4 PD INFO for some advice on how to advocate for her.
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Reply to vegaslady

No, it absolutely was not the vaccine.

Parkinson's is a mean, wicked disease with slow downhill changes, then a sudden decline for no apparent reason.

Meds not given at appropriate times or with foods that interact badly with them can cause real problems.

Daddy did not handle changes well. We had him on a routine, but upsetting things as simple as dinner being at 5:30 instead of 5 would upset him. He was able to stay home until the end with 24/7 by the family. Hard to watch--but in the end, we had Hospice for him and he was much more peaceful.
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Reply to Midkid58

"Catatonia has been reported extremely rarely in patients of PD....Psychotic symptoms in such patients are most commonly seen due to antiparkinsonian medications. Catatonia, however, is a rare phenomenon in patients with PD. It is a disorder of psychomotor disturbance, characterized by stupor, catalepsy, waxy flexibility, mutism, negativism, agitation, and stereotypy. "

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