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My mom, feeling very weak in her legs, took a little flop onto the side of her recliner arm (the aide was assisting her to try and sit), hitting her tummy on the pillowed arm after a big breakfast. She proceded to vomit up her breakfast which she had just finished. The medic suggested she go to the emergency since she had two strokes in the past. (Hosptial Testing later showed no stroke or heart issues) Her BP was very high when she first go to the ER and she was given medication to lower it. Later during her stay she received Heparin, Coozar (spelling?), and all her regular meds. After she came home she continued for a few days to tell a crazy story that the hospital was really owned by a friend. (She is actually a friend who came to the house to assist that day it happened.) That is really a prison that keeps people there aganist their will. That she called the police to try to get out and that my brother in law came to visit her (he didnt). Up to now my mom (81) who has vascular dementia has never made up a story like that, only short term memory issues. The wierd thing is she is still holding onto the story as fact. She came home last friday and has been telling the story up till yesterday. I am kind of avoiding bringing it up. other than that she is with it. Has anyone had a similar situation? The doc in the hospital described it as a delerium. My mom also commented that the names of the people working at the hospital were very similar to names of people in our family. There also was a person named "Regina" working at the hospital which is the name of the person who actually came to her house to assist her and actually followed her in the ambulance to the hospital.

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Yup. There was a flood in mom's nh's (nonexistent) basement and the unionizers are coming so there won't be any more nurses...
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Yes, I am starting to get the hang of this, putting logic aside and just going with the flow! Some days are easier than others.
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Don't argue. Have a cup of tea. It will fade if you don't argue with her.
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Vascular dementia in my MIL too, and some days are very strange. She insists the ALF is skipping meds (they are not, I checked the charts) and they don't help her (they do, I have seen it) and the best one today is that she told me the Hairdresser was shaving her upper lip for her while she was in the dining hall. LOL
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That kind of stuff can happen in the hospital. My mom had a bad UTI and went to the hospital where they put her on strong antibiotics, etc., and she had a couple bad bouts of psychosis, thinking they were trying to poison her in there and so on. She improved but she still thinks some weird stuff was happening at the hospital. When she brings it up I just try to change the subject; clearly there's no reasoning.
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ICU Psychosis
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a lot of things can cause delirium. constipation, infections, sleep loss , manic episode , unfamiliar surroundings, zanax and everclear,
dam this spell check . ill knock it in the head when I figure out how -- which reminds me , delusions of being controlled can cause delirium.
DIE windows 8 . DIE drone spy bats . DIE ct contrast dye. die , dye , die ..
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