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So mom has taken to making weird noises. Think the high "pitch level" of the Whoop-Whoop-Whoop Three Stooges call. Ooooo-Ooooo-Oooo-Oooo-Chicken-Chicken-Chicken-Kitty-Kitty-Kitty-Kitty-Lululululululululu....

Anybody? She said someone was sitting in the wheelchair across from her -- some man she couldn't describe, so there's some hallucinating going on (first time). She's alert when spoken to. We've got her in our front bedroom now because she doesn't want to get out of bed . . . the transfer is too uncomfortable for her.

It's a lovely room, all set up for her. But I feel bad she's there all alone. She's eating sparsely, drinking okay. Hospice is coming tomorrow to evaluate her. Some of you may remember that she's completely off all of her diuretic medicine...no fluid retention. She's been on strong diuretics for years. She's not dehydrated. With oxygen, she's at 98. Top number of BP high.

Anyone know what's going on or experienced this sing-song?

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I have a different experience. Mom makes this hoo hoo hmm hmm noise with each exhale. The louder the backround noise, the louder she makes this awful sound. I think it is a nervous thing with her like a nervous tic which she rotates thru many, it is always something, a noise or a facial movement or a kind of huffing and puffing sometimes. And we don't even have a diagnosis of dementia or anything as she is very charming and puts on a good show for the doc's. It drives me crazy, I can't take it all day long! I hope it is nothing serious for both our moms.
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I was thinking the same thing, pamstegman….

When my father had end stage delirium, he would talk to people that weren't there, make strange noises and try to "catch things" in the air. He would say, "Hey, Frankie's with the angels now!" (And old family friend.) We actually found out he had passed on a week before - and my dad didn't even know.

The usual signs, is if they are picking at their bed sheets, trying to remove clothing and talking gibberish, singing or making strange noises.

I'm very spiritual, so to me, these are all signs that the veil is very thin for them and they are actually seeing things we cannot.

I will say that my father also got this right when he developed sepsis infections too. And when he was better from it, the strangeness went away.

Hoping all goes well….
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Sounds like end stage delirium. I know it's scary, but Hospice will be a good thing.
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Maggie, have you had her checked for a UTI yet? That could very easily be the culprit. If it is a UTI it should be treated.
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Quantity may be light. Color/odor normal, Ba8alou. I keep waiting for "the other shoe to drop" with fluid retention. So far, though, no sign at all...

Very strange. But she sure is a happy camper, I'll tell ya' that. God, I'm blessed.
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My first thought is UTI. that's aways my first thought with almost anything in elderly females. How is her urine output, quantity, color, odor?
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I'm no Doctor and my experience is not as extensive as yours, and many others here. All I have to offer is prayers, and hugs and well wishes for both you and your Mom. I'm glad hospice is coming. I think it's time. God bless you and your family Maggie.
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