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    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.


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    Oh no, I am so sorry for that. Of course PD and prayers for GM....I hope they get to the bottom of the problem and that you and your family get some relief from all the stress.










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    Sending pixie dust and good thoughts!



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    try not to worry, i'm sure they'll figure it out soon. The medication might frighten you but in Michael Jackson's case it was misused and not under the care of a hospital so totally different.















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    Sorry to hear about your grandma. Prayers and Pixie Dust on the way.





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    So sorry to hear that, it must be so hard :( Sending pixie dust to you, and for your Grandmother, and all good thoughts that things are worked out really soon






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    Oh no, I hope they find out what's going on soon and can help her get better :(




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    Thinking of you all and sending you buckets full of the magic dust all the way from WDW.









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    Oh no. I'll be praying for your grandma to have a speedy recovery












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    So very sorry. I hope the doctors there can diagnose this properly and set the correct course of treatment. This is a very simplistic question but have they checked to be sure she doesnt have a urinary tract infection? In the elderly that can cause the problems you are describing.

    Sending all good wishes that she is better soon!






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