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What is happening to my mum?

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  • Posted By: choonhwee
  • June 9, 2009
  • 06:18 PM

My mum was just hospitalised for a dislocation and fracture of her right ankle. Her right leg swelled and had large water blisters. The doctors had pull the ankle back in position and place the leg in a cast and advised to wait for the swelling to subside before proceeding with the operation to secure the fractured bones.

She had a history of mild stroke, and was also diagnosed to suffer from mild diabetes and urinary incontinence, and is on medication for these conditions.

Yesterday she was able to carry on a conversation with us. But this evening, she could not recognise her husband, sons, and daughters-in-law. She had great difficulty expressing herself properly. Her hand at times figis and shakes slightly. She had not pass motion for the last 4 days. We were told that she had a mild fever of 38.5 degree celsius this afternoon and the fever had since susided. She appears dull and tired and slip into a short naps. Her doctor check her motor functions and mentioned its not stroke.

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  • Hi Choonhwee-Ask them to do liver functions tests and mri checking for encephalopathy.Also they should be giving her some mild medication or herbs for her to pass motion-its important
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  • Hi mkor4,Thanks for your concern and reply. My mum has since pass motion after medication and is able to talk to us properly. The doctor has also requested a scan to be done. Thanks again for your advice. It like seeing light at the end of the tunnel when I received your reply.
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