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Old 10-04-2010, 09:18 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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It's true that many elderly people don't pull back from this, but I've known some recently who have. My 92 yo aunt broke hers over a year ago and made a full recovery and is walking again. She's always been quite active, so I think that helps. Another woman I knew, but who has since died of old age at 97, also made a full recovery. Both women were quite thin and active so that's something to keep in mind. I hope your aunt pulls through with minimal pain and makes a full recovery--83 is not so old.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:53 AM
 
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My mum is 88 yrs old. Suffered a heart attack in 2012......May this year had another heart attack. After being home 5 days she fell and broke her hip...Mum had surgery and had another heart attack whilst having the Op plus complications with Cellulitis and reaction to Tramadol medication...Mum is now home and my husband and I are temporariliy living with her because she has a fear of being in a care home. On the whole she was doing well, until she got a Urine Infection.. Another hospital admission and sent home after 24 hrs...Mum has had renal failure for years and this has ben managed well with nightly antibiotics and encouragment to drink plenty......................We have both noticed a decline in mums health & well being.....She vomits alot, gets bad tempered and just sits about...her brain is very active and no signs of dementia.......Nurses and carers tell mum she is doing well, but Im having doubts.
Mum said she heard them say in hospital she had 3 months max, and Ive tried to convince her that they were talking about someone else as data protection they would not do that without telling her first....Im confused now about her prognosis...
I work full time and have carers help me, but its hard and now shes depressed and convinced she hasnt long.......Now Im thinking the same.......any comments and advice please?.......(she sleeps alot too).......Thanks
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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My mum is 88 yrs old. Suffered a heart attack in 2012......May this year had another heart attack. After being home 5 days she fell and broke her hip...Mum had surgery and had another heart attack whilst having the Op plus complications with Cellulitis and reaction to Tramadol medication...Mum is now home and my husband and I are temporariliy living with her because she has a fear of being in a care home. On the whole she was doing well, until she got a Urine Infection.. Another hospital admission and sent home after 24 hrs...Mum has had renal failure for years and this has ben managed well with nightly antibiotics and encouragment to drink plenty......................We have both noticed a decline in mums health & well being.....She vomits alot, gets bad tempered and just sits about...her brain is very active and no signs of dementia.......Nurses and carers tell mum she is doing well, but Im having doubts.
Mum said she heard them say in hospital she had 3 months max, and Ive tried to convince her that they were talking about someone else as data protection they would not do that without telling her first....Im confused now about her prognosis...
I work full time and have carers help me, but its hard and now shes depressed and convinced she hasnt long.......Now Im thinking the same.......any comments and advice please?.......(she sleeps alot too).......Thanks
So sorry about your Mum.

Have you discussed the vomiting and depression with her doctor?

One thing to do would be to review all of her medications. A new one might be the source of the nausea.
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