Well. Where can I start? My poor Mom has been through too much. Before she was hospitalized, she was having problems with saliva and phlegm running down her throat at night filling her lungs. She has a spinal curvature. A humpback. And she had a bad tooth. There is strong suspicion that “her edema” may have been caused by the saliva and tooth issue, and that the Bumex should not have been used.
Since I first posted back in May, she has atrophied. She was in a rehab center which continued to administer the amiodarone and far too many meds. They failed to maintain hydration. She had to go to the hospital from the rehab center due to severe dehydration by the negligence of the rehab center, but the attending doctor at the hospital was the house doctor at the rehab center.
My family had to fight the rehab center to get my Mom to a competent hospital, and when we did, they found her UTI that I mentioned back in May was a Superbug infection. She was still dehydrated and vegetated and had developed Stage IV Bedsores. She is now in a different rehab, but is still not recovering. She is still on heart meds though, amiodarone and digoxin, but cannot get up. She has also developed cataracts from her experience (she loves to read). I believe they switched her to Dronedarone (Multag), but she has been through too much. They deny her carbohydrates, and I would hope that they could administer a diet of quality green leafy vegetables like parsley to maintain her liver and perhaps eliminate the heart meds. Or perhaps The DASH Diet, though I know myself. I do well with parsley and baby spring mix salad greens. And Pantothenic acid (Calcium D-Pantothenate) with a little Biotin.
I have to wonder though. She loved drinking Lipton Tea, fresh-brewed. That company changed their method of curing the leaves to “a fresh-pressed” method. It is no longer the same in character or in behavior. She drank that brand all her life without issues, but became sick within a year of drinking the new stuff every night.
She did stop drinking the new version a month before she went to the hospital. She complained that it didn’t taste right. I hope that didn’t cause her heart issues. I’d like to know what did. Her family lives well into their 90s.
As for her medical malpractice issues, a lawyer is now filling a likely case due to institutional neglect and dehydration and those Stage IV bedsores. I wish I could shut them down Now! and save the others.
This was at Lake Balboa Care Center, Van Nuys, Ca. And when she screamed in pain from those bedsores to the bone, they asked the family for permission to sedate her because “her screaming was disturbing the other patients”.