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2 Hospitals, 15 doctors, no one knows what's wrong with grandma

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 2, 2014
  • 02:50 AM

85 year old female, relatively healthy, positive for diabetes, neuropathy, hypertension, presented 18 days ago with chronic nausea/vomiting, unrelieved with zofran, compazine (allergic to phenergan), along with sinus drainage, sweating. Vomit consisted of white foam. All tests have come back perfect, blood work, CT, MRI, endoscope/ colonoscopy all unremarkable, no sign of infection, no fever. After 15 days of not eating, and continuing to have rounds of vomiting, a feeding tube was placed. She is tolerating tube feeds, but still having vomiting and chronic extreme nausea. GI consult unremarkable. She is having some blood pressure spikes, and occasional chest pains. Also had swelling in both hands (only). Have transferred to second hospital. No Doctor can diagnose, no one knows what to do other than redo every single test and hope something pops out this time around. Any ideas of what this is??? Thanks in advance...

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