My grandmother has been in the hospital since Monday. She has been having episodes of forgetfulness that usually preceded really bad headaches. My mom finally got them to admit my grandma to the hospital Monday, and it's been a lot of stress since then. She's had some really bad reactions to some of the meds they've been giving her, making her hallucinate, making her aggressive, making it hard for her to sleep... My mom has been with her every day and most of the nights and has witnessed some really hard things.
They thought she had encephalitis, as a result of shingles in her inner ear a year ago (especially since her memory issues started around then), but yesterday they did a spinal tap and said everything came back normal. Today they're putting her under anesthesia and doing an MRI (something they've been trying to do since Monday, but problems keep arising). If this test can't pinpoint what's wrong, I don't even know what the next step will be. My mom is a nervous wreck because the medicine they're putting her on to give her the MRI is the stuff Michael Jackson OD'd on.
All of this is happening 9 days before we're supposed to leave on the Disney trip we've been planning for over a year.
I feel so helpless, and exhausted, and scared. I don't even know what to expect at this point and I can't stop crying.