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sudden inability to walk/soon to be sent to nursing home

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  • Posted By: jj jones
  • March 7, 2007
  • 10:22 AM

Time is short. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Sudden inability to walk.
Details: Friday the patient was able to walk independetly without assistance. She had been up and active the previous day with a fairly good walk involved. Next day a few outings and walked without assistance. Three hours later she was unable to walk without two people supporting her with major assistance. patient has dementiaof Alzheimer type, with good understanding but limted ability to speak.i

Tests done: Uninalysis, blood work up, echo cardiogram, CT scan, MRI, All show no sign of a stroke, vitamin deficiency,bladder infection. MRI shows some advancement the dementia. No visual and actual change on verbal communivcation observed at this time. The only thing that has shown above normal is the high sedimentation rate (SED RATE) indicating inflammation or infection.

Observation of patient. Has dementia, appears to have possibly some puffiness in face, the sudden inability to walk (three hours time period between mobility to immobility) other limbs have strength.When helped to standing position leans back.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. We only have a few days left to try to find an answer. Please help. Thanks.

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  • hi...i am not a doctor or nurse...but this is my opinion...if there is a sudden inability to walk...something happenned in the body! perhaps in the muscles or nerves or spine! and a high sed rate could mean many things...i searched the web and found that it could mean...infection or inflamation as in rheumatic diseases like rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. and a high sed rate also occurs with blood cancers, such as leukemia or lymphoma...but i do not think that is the case because the inability to walk happenned so suddenly. so i would suggest more tests...but i do not know what tests...maybe an autoimmune panel or nerve conduction???
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  • hi...it's me again...i just remembered about a condition called Hydrocephalus...that i read about before and that is hard to diagnose. this causes pressure in the brain and it affects a persons ability to walk...they drag their legs and the feet seem to be stuck to the floor.....maybe this is the cause...hopes this helps
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  • You must get acupuncture to be cured. It is the only cure that works.AcuannDOM
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  • Please do not listen to anything Shula or Acuann tell you. My sister just passed away because Shula and Acuann told her that her doctor was wrong and she did not have a serious condition. Acuann even told her to get acupuncture to get healed. These people are going to be investigated for practicing medicine without a license. Shula and Acuann are specifically wanted in connection with my sisters homocide. Thats right homocide. If she would have listened to her doctor instead of these internet quacks she would still be here today. Rest assured I will do everything in my power to put these two behind bars and shut this website down for good.
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