I have a 19 y/o daughter that still lives with us. She is 6 and 1/2 months pregnant. Almost 2 weeks ago she had an "episode" that looked like an anxiety attack. I took her to the hospital. Once the "anxiety" lifted she was in a state of total confusion. By that I mean that every 30 minutes or less, I'd have to remind her of where we were (ER) and why.
The attack consisted of not feeling well when she got up, dizziness, numbness in lower extermities, a general uncomfortableness, shortness of breath (she could not get enough air in, pulse ox was 99-100), some heaviness in her chest- left side.
The hospital did a blood and urine tests and listened to the babys heart. They were all just fine. No infection, virus, red/white blood cells OK, etc...
She also had a CT scan to rule out a pulomnary embolism, blood clot in the lungs. None there. they sent us home not knowing anything.
The first week she was not herself. It looked like she was in very deep thought. She seemed to not have much memory.
For almost 2 weeks we have dealt with her not filing any new memories. Any routine she had before is still there. Her personality has almost fully returned. She has the same likes and dislikes as before. She can not remember anything for more than 15 minutes on a good day. Example; she wanted cake. I took her in the kitchen told her to get a cake mix and make the cake. She did, I oiled the muffin tins and watched her. I put the tins in the oven. She cleaned up her mess,and when I checked them after 12 minutes, she looked in the oven and yelled "Oh boy, you made cupcakes".
She feels fine. Looks great. Tells us when the baby is kicking.
Back Ground...Military child, normal illnesses, Normal family events: births, deaths, reunions, etc...
Boy friend on and off in high school senior year. The relationship got more steady after highschool. They broke up and 2 weeks later she found out she was expecting. They decided to be friends but were together often. The last several months with him have been off again, on again. He has gotten very self-centered, even dissapeared for some time. The Sat before this episode she was depending on him for a ride home from work. He did not feel like getting out of bed to get her.
She worked, was starting on line classes, sister is home ill with Mono, other sisters boyfriend (they are close)was having surgery, she could no longer drive due to pregnancy complications, low blood pressure and sugar, found out the baby has only one kidney, and a favorite patient at work passed away.
If we try to get her to remember any thing she gets obviously stressed lasts a couple of hours.
I am grasping for any ideas, where I live a psychatrist is 6 weeks to an appointment, they suggest hospitalization only because they cant deal with her immediatly.
I am resistant, she is not a danger to anyone. She would not want drugs. She would be more confused in an unknown place. I would have no access to her, more confusion. If I am out of sight more than 1/2 hour she is looking for me.
Not blood clot. Not TIA. Not Vit C (craves OJ concentrate) or electrolye imbalance. Not infection.
No headaches. No unusual body aches or pain. No fever. Normal sleep.
Any ideas are greatly appreciated