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Strange episode... any thoughts?
My mother had a strange episode this morning.
She is in MC and the nurse called me to describe what was happening. I wasn't here but hubby took the call. I phoned back 15 minutes later and she had snapped out of it and all was well. She is stage 5 - still engages, talks and moves around in her wheelchair just fine.
I'll describe it... It doesn't really sound like a TIA to me.
My mother slumped in her wheelchair and was making a repetitive sound. Her eyes were blinking and her hands were making duck quacking motions. She couldn't answer any questions; her talk was incoherent. The care aide called the nurse and the nurse said she was able to bring her back by talking to her. This is what puzzles me the most. Doesn't sound like that would be the case with a TIA. The nurse brought her to the nurses station to do her vitals and started taking her blood pressure. She screamed bloody murder and said it hurt. Then tears started streaming down her face and she went back into her episode for another minute. She then came out of it - looked at the nurse and asked "what was that?!" She laughed. She then told the nurse what a good nurse she was for not freaking out. She laughed again. The nurse was then able to do her vitals without incident. She's now completely fine.
Any thoughts as to what this might be? Anyone see anything like this before? I'm thinking it might be stress related as I have been very busy and haven't been able to see her as much - also her table mate died so there's change there as well with a new table mate. Hmmmm...