My mum was fine up to a week ago. She is nearly 90, very fit and active, just went on holiday, lots of friends etc.
Last Sunday she suddenly was gripped by a crippling depression, then this Sunday fell at home and was admitted to hospital.
She is refusing to leave hospital, says she can't walk and has MS (she doesn't). Social services have organised emergency residential care for he.
I rang her tonight and it was awful. She screamed, cried, moaned - literally a guttural moan- and kept saying she wanted to die and not to both organising care as she was about to die. Then she put the phone down on me.
I am at a loss and tbh it was truly shocking. I am overseas but my sisters are close and will visit.
She has gone from a very spritely woman looking forward to her 90th birthday to someone who is totally lost and frightened.
Suppose I am posting to see if anyone has experienced anything similar.
My gran had a uti which made her seem like she had dementia, she was really incoherent in hospital but fine after iv antibiotics . On a less positive note, could she have had a mini stroke? I guess the hospital has done tests
Thanks six. I have asked my sister to mention a UTI to the hospital and interesting it made your gran so ill. Not sure about a stroke, possibly although I would have thought the hospital would have checked this out?
I was also going to suggest potential UTI. It made my mum terribly ill, both physically and mentally and it came on very suddenly. She was hallucinating and deeply paranoid. She needed IV antibiotics (for several days!). Afterwards, she was back to her old self mentally but much weaker physically.