I'm desperately looking for some help. My mother has seen multiple physicians at our 3 best local hospitals with no diagnosis. She is a mid 50's female 1 pack a day smoker with Diabetes and high blood pressure.
Her symptoms started about a year ago. She would get very nauseas with bouts of vomitting and then pass out. She has had 1 major stroke and 2 minor strokes in the last year with minor paralysis on the left side (attributed to her Diabetes). The doctors and hospitals have run numerous tests at each facility with no definitive results on why she keeps having strokes and the root cause to her symptoms. I'll explain the scenario of occurance below.
She starts out feeling nauseas, then begins violently vomitting. She will pass out where her blood pressure will bottom out. This has been the series of events for the last year.
She has been hospitalized over the past 2 weeks where she had a mnior stroke, was admitted for 5 days with 3 MRI's, multiple tests, etc with no diagnosis other than hypertension (stress). She was sent home and overnight her blood pressure bottomed out with no stabilization and had to be readmitted where she has been for the last 3 days. She had to be admitted to the ICU Friday and Saturday where she was monitored constantly with periodic doses of dopamine and other drugs to try to keep her blood pressure stable. She leveled out late Saturday and is now in her own room. This has been the routine for the last year.
Ou family is up in arms as we feel like the only way we're going to get a diagnosis is through an autopsy. Any recommendations for research doctors or hospitals will be greatly appreciated. I'm thinking of trying to contact Dr. Thomas Bolte in Manhatten as a last ditch effort to save my mother. Anyone have any better suggestions? Please Help?