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Please help me find out what's wrong with my grandma

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  • Posted By: chiffie
  • December 14, 2008
  • 07:47 AM

My grandma went into the hospital on Nov. 26th with a small case of pnemonia. They ended up giving her 2 blood transfusions because they said she was anemic and really needed it. She was released from the hospital the next day. She went on her normal routine for 2 days; walking, talking, eating just fine. Then all the sudden she started having convultions. She was talking during this saying her head felt like it was on fire and grabbing her chest with her right hand saying her chest hurt her. Her left hand went limp like a rock. She is a diabetic, we checked her blood it was 192. called the ambulance. The first ct scan revieled some sighn of previous strokes in the past, but we've never noticed them. It showed she had a seizure, this is the first one ever. She had some vision lost but re-gained it by the next day. She could move her left side, but is now having problems with the right side. The 2nd day while in hospital she was eating normal food and walked a few steps using walker with therapist. They were going to release her the next day. That night the nurses went into situate her moving her around in the bed. She was screaming that she was in pain and they were hurting her. They had to sedate her. She started seizing ahain. I called the nurse. They said it wasn't a seizure. This all happened around 8 pm. By 7 am the next morning while doc was checking her she had 4 seizures within a half hour period of time ech lastin 2 min. long. She has movement in legs and not her arms. Her hands are very swollen and are retaining fliud. She can see very little out of eyes, but they are very very swollen. She is some what coherant; she knows who we are and can speak few words. Doc's ran 2 ct scan,2 mri,2 lumbar punct. but everything comes back neg. Disease specialist have no idea whats wrong with her. They say there's possilble infamation to back brain, but don't know wat the cause is. They mention possibly transfer her to hospital in SF. Ca. but they're full so it looks like at Sutter Delta suffering. Please help us find whats wrong with our gramma she's only 60 yrs old. She was perfectly fine and now she just wants help. Any suggestions from these symptoms would be greatly appreciated. :(

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