noisy breathing/grunting,,is this to be expected

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by caring a, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. caring a

    caring a Registered User

    Mar 1, 2014
    132
    evening all,
    not been on 4 a while,,
    well mum came out of hospital today:)
    so happpy as she now can enjoy her birthday and xmas pressis she missed when in there,,
    shes got over her fall grt,arm fine now,,but her mobility gone,,but seems to be ok with hoist,,,
    all that a plus,,..but,,,,i feel az getting worse,,,she now seems to get confused whebn eating,so needs help,,,,,talks far more odd stuff,,,but thing ive noticed most,,is she seems to have developed like a heavy breathing or grunt,,even when just sat:(:(:(,,i dont think shes aware of it,,anybody else witnesed this,,,,,
    so hard to see her failing,,,but she looks ok,,,and shes home ,,warm,,,comfortable and content,,so alls not bad,,

    a very happy new year to you all,,

    carin a
     
  2. AlsoConfused

    AlsoConfused Registered User

    Sep 17, 2010
    1,958
    Mum's breathing down the 'phone is noisy now. She also hiccups a lot.
     
  3. Lovetosing

    Lovetosing Registered User

    Sep 15, 2013
    24
    West Midlands
    Grunting!

    Hi Carin a, my father grunts a lot now. Initially he used to do it just when he was getting tired, but he's doing it almost all of the time now.

    Sadly he's had a fall today and broken his hip, so his grunting has stopped as he's been put on oramorph for the pain until his op tomorrow. Of course we've been telling him not to move his legs, but he's forgotten as soon as we've told him, so he's in a lot of pain. He's already got too crumbled discs in his spine due to osteoporosis, it seems so unfair this beautiful gentle man has to have so much to put up with and understands none of it. Sorry, my rant over. Having a bad day.

    I think your mum's grunting will probably continue and is part of the illness. Glad she's home with her loved ones now. I agree it's heartbreaking to see them failing :(



     
  4. Sunny7

    Sunny7 Registered User

    Nov 28, 2013
    13
    West Sussex
    Oh my gosh.. yes the grunting .. my mother has started this recently .. she had a hospital admission back in November through to December .. over 2 admissions .. and since the 2nd admission I have seen lots of different behaviours not previously witnessed. Another stage of the dementia taking hold I suspect :( x
     
  5. caring a

    caring a Registered User

    Mar 1, 2014
    132
    yes indeed sunny,,,,,mums same after hospital,
    at hospital there sat out from 6.30 am so i guess bordom sets in and sadly lasts when home,,:(
    having said that mum far more content now and settled but at times she seems to just go into grunt mode :(and appears quite unsettled,,then ok again,,,
    i so hate this dammed az:mad::mad:
    all the best,,,xx
     

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