- Jun 27, 2006
I just had a call from one of my mother's carers to say that she is being hospitalized for fluid build up in her legs. Along with everything else (stroke, hypertension, epilepsy) she has atrial fibrillation. After her first epileptic seizure, she was taken off the diuretic medication that was part of her treatment for high blood pressure. Unfortunately, she still has low sodium levels, hence the hospitalization. I suspect (because I'm a pessimist, and I always cross my bridges before I come to them) that she now has heart failure. I'm just waiting to hear from her carer after she's been admitted. I doubt I'll get any firm information, and I know she's going to be very distressed by her hospitalization, and I just HATE dealing with this at a distance.