I am 33 and my mom is 60. She had a hysterectomy on Wednesday, everything went well and she was supposed to come home Friday. I visited her each day and talked to her Thursday before bed. She sounded alert and perky.
Hospital called me at 3 am and said she has had a status change and is being taken to MRI and CT, to get to the hospital. When they found her she was unresponsive, very incoherent, slurred speech. Tests all negative. No strokes or other off results. Cardiac workup, blood cultures, checked her urine.
She regained speech clarity yesterday but has become hostile, is hallucinating (seeing mice on the walls, agitated, thinks she's on the cancer floor with children everywhere) and I would say somewhat delusional. She thinks I've stolen her dogs, am taking her grandchildren from her and thinks I'm my deceased sister one minute and the next she seems lucid.
This is going into 48 hours and she is just getting worse.
What am I missing? She just came out of ICU and they have her in the hospital progressive care.
Does this get better? Is this permanent? Any advice is appreciated.