I've tried to make this thread for a few weeks now but it's been very difficult for me to process.
My mom had been feeling ill, dizzy and disoriented, for about 3 months. Numerous trips to the doctor and emergency room for tests, CTs, and MRIs revealed nothing. Finally, her speech pattern broke and she became overly emotional and scared. Then she latched onto singular phrases and sounds, and we had to have her commited to a behavioral health hospital. After 2 weeks of anti-psychotics and anti-depression medication, he symptoms worsened even more. New MRIs showed brain atrophy and the neurologist told us there was nothing left he could do. Just recently she started having seizures while in the hospital.
I haven't been able to talk to my mother or tell her how amazing her grandson is in well over a month now. When she's awake in the hospital, all she can do is stare at us because her brain can't push anything to the funtionary portion of her brain. Just today they had to put her on life support because her seizures are worsening. The new diagnosis seems to make the most sense, and actually gives a little bit of hope. They say she has Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, which is treatable and thankfully there is a good chance of recovery.
I'm writing this though because I'm the hub for my entire family for all the information of what's happening with my mother since we're all spread out, so I'm constantly telling the same story and having to show unrelenting hope for her recovery so everyone else doesn't constantly panic. But right now it really hurts. I'm trying not to cry but I think it's finally my turn.
Sorry for the FRAT. I love all you guys and know I can always talk to you.