My Mum has late stages Alzheimers. I haven’t been to see her for a month as one of the staff contracted COVID-19 and visiting was stopped. However, it has restarted and I have a visit scheduled for tomorrow morning.
I was telephoned by a nurse today to say that she had been sleeping all the time and was unresponsive. Her heart rate, pulse, blood pressure etc were all normal and fine but she was very pale and clammy. A call later in the day and the nurse updated me by saying there was no change but that because she was sleeping for hours and hours she hadn’t had any food or hydration.
They said that she had deteriorated over the last few weeks and what was my view? Do we send her to accident & emergency at the hospital or do we leave her be at the Nursing Home? What do I do for the best? I am unsure and don’t want to do the wrong thing by my 88 yr old mum.