Good day friends. My mom is a TBI survivor. June 22, 2011 marks one year since the incident. She was doing great and home with her family until June 6th, when she started suffering hallucinations and sleepless nights. It was determined that she had a UTI. She was released on June 10th and less than 2 days later had her first ever seizure. She was admitted to the hospital on Sunday, June 12th. The evening of her seizure she was perfectly fine and communicating, laughing, watching the basketball playoffs, calling her friends on the phone etc. Monday morning we couldn't even wake her up for over 30 minutes straight. When she did awaken, she just stared blankly. She remained like that until Tuesday evening around 9pm. She woke up and was able to feed herself and then in the evening she conversed on the phone.
It is now Friday and she really has not been awake much, and when she is, she is completely spaced out. She does nothing more than stare into space. She barely tracks when people speak. She is seriously catatonic at this point! She does not respond in any way and her body is growing very stiff. She was ambulatory just last week and this week can't even stand on her own.
She has gone for an MRI, MRA, Echocardiagram, overnight EEG and everything is normal apparently! The only changes to her medication have been adding Norvasc in the morning, aspirin and Kepra 2x daily. Has anyone ever heard of someone completely regressing to a vegetable state with absolutely NO explanation? The attending MD says that brain injury is like this with waxing and waning. This is not waxing and waning! This is total regression in a matter of days from a person who was laughing and taking walks around the block!
Please give me feedback. I am at a total loss here! Thanks very much!
Long Island, NY
PS- All blood work and urine are negative. The infectious disease doctor didn't feel mom had a cerebral infection since she has not had any fever.