My mother has had dementia for the past 9+ years with history of UTI, pneumonia and stroke. She is just back from the hospital. I took her on Friday because she had a temp. of 92 degrees and she was extremely confused and kept saying she was going to die and wanted to see everyone and say goodbye. Though all tests came out negative, at my insistence, Dr. gave her antibiotics and they worked. She was perfectly fine and lucid yesterday. Today she is back with not wanting to eat and has started to say she is going to die so does not want to eat. Is this normal? Does she know something we don't? Her doctor is not very helpful because he did not want to admit her on Friday and wanted to send her back home without any meds - he was reluctant to give her anything.
Help! should I find a different doctor? She has seen him for the past 25 years or so. Do you think this is end stage and she knows?
What should I do?
Thanks in advance