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My mom is 83. I took her to the ER a couple of months ago for what I thought was a wound (burst blister on her shin) that had gotten infected. At the time, she had AFIB, stage 4+ kidney failure (but holding steady), mild/early congestive heart failure. They determined she had too much fluid and was given massive diuretics which sent her into real kidney failure, requiring dialysis. In the hospital, she began to show signs of delirium.
She was discharged to a a rehab/skilled nursing facility, where she was fine the first week, but delirium returned. Right before her scheduled discharge, she was diagnosed with a uti and sent home with antibiotics.
She spent one night at home with me, and yelled the ENTIRE night, without ceasing. Back to the ER.
She was treated with IV antibiotics and seemed far more comfortable during the day. She was sent back to rehab to regain strength.
BUT... she continues to scream and scream all night long. She will be calm, pleasant, and very sleepy during the day. At night, she is awful. I tried white noise, soothing words, stroking her arm, offering water, etc.... NOTHING worked longer than a few minutes. I'm afraid she is going to get tossed out.
I need advice!! The staff at the rehab think that since she is well during the day, there can't be anything medically wrong with her. I don't know if we are unique. The entire facility is filled with seniors, and I don't hear any yelling at night. I hear plenty of snoring, and I would LOVE to hear my mom snore........
She had no issues with night delirium until her first hosptial stay.
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