Well, today has been one of those days that just don't make any sense. Moms day has been up and down. She started out catatonic. Lord, he helps me so much when this happens. Had to use ice water to get her to drink or she would just let it dribble out of her mouth. The fluid in her bag (she has a foley catheter) was almost the color of cola. Call the RN, request her bring out a speciman cup so she can culture it. Nurse gets here, is concerned also, but realizes that since mom just finished off a round of antibiotics it will not help to culture must wait at least 3 days. Mom is on Plavix and aspirin for bloods clots. Nurse calls dr. reports what is going on. Nurse and I both feel she may be bleeding out from the plavix ( a nasty side effect). Waiting for Dr. to return call. In the meantime fluid in tube becomes clear as it should be. This lastts for 2 hours. Fluid has red tinge again. ????? And would you believe in the midst of all this she has begun to speak more. Tho they are one worded sentences mostly I cannot count that high on fingers and toes. When I asked a question of her and answered it myself she corrected me to NO--(she didn't want more watter at that time) I've thrown the stages out the door and am now living day by day ...but I am also saying that I think I believe very much so that even an AD patient who has had severe strokes may be rehabilitated a little. Either that or my faith is carrying me alot these days. I asked her if she was in pain she said no. Question is did she know what I meant....I think she did at that point.