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Paramedics [Dec. 30th, 2017|10:23 am]
Tony Grist
We called the paramedics in yesterday morning because my mother had zoned out on us and was sitting slumped in her chair communicating in grunts. They were very thorough- and as they ran through the tests on their check list she came out of her fugue and became responsive again. They asked her who the Prime Minister is and of course she doesn't know that even when she's at her brightest but she could tell them the Queen's name and her own address- up to and including the post code.

So she didn't get taken off to hospital. She was very sleepy for the rest of the day but this morning seems back to normal- insofar as you can call it that. She's spoken to my sister on the phone and has no memory of what happened yesterday. The paramedics diagnosed low blood pressure- with- or perhaps caused by- an upper respiratory tract infection- and we're knocking off one of her blood pressure tablets.
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[User Picture]From: howlin_wolf_66
2017-12-30 11:06 am (UTC)
I hope the change signals an improvement.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-12-30 11:13 am (UTC)
Thanks. She's as bright this morning as she ever is.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2017-12-30 12:22 pm (UTC)
Even though we know the very elderly suffer lapses (for want of a better word)like that, it is still disconcerting. I'm glad it wasn't a worse situation and that she's brighter again this morning.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-12-30 12:51 pm (UTC)
It was the first time in nearly five years that we've had a medical emergency with my mother- so it was a bit of a shock.
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[User Picture]From: puddleshark
2017-12-30 03:48 pm (UTC)
Always frightening when there's an unexplained episode like that, but I'm glad your mum didn't need the hospital. Hope she's back to her old self today.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-12-30 04:16 pm (UTC)
She has a bit of a cold and has spent most of the day in bed. Otherwise I think she's doing better.
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[User Picture]From: heleninwales
2017-12-30 04:58 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear she's doing better now.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-12-30 05:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks
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