QUick Q: Anyone with exp with 'normal pressure hydrochelpus'?
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Hi all, hope you had good Tdays! OUrs was surprisingly 'ok' and my mom seemed better. I know I spelled hydrochephlus wrong and probably jus tdid again,
In all of our ER visits I have heard DR's passingly refer to her wiith 'normal pressure hydrochelpus' but very vaguely and dismissively of being the cause of her problems. My brain set it aside, I guess with the 'normal' prefix. My aunt just sent me an article about how it can mimic Alzhemier type symptoms and a case study of a guy with nearly exact symptoms as my mom shows, including not being able to walk well/balance,etc. and that it was completely relieved with small skull opening and shunt. (Sounds crazy radical, I know, but my mom said she'd definately do it if dr's thought it would help). I'm kind of annoyed that both the Dr.'s from Er's hopsitals, etc., didn't mention it more and at myself for not looking it up. She has hit her head many times in the past doing crazy stuff, so I didn't even think on it.
Just wondering if anyone miraculously has any exp with it for any reason. I'm researching it now.
My mom greatly enjoyed getting to come to her own home for Thanksgiving and she seemed very lucid and happy. My sister who just lost her S.O. in the accident was able to push through it and wasn't too terribly miserable from having to be there and the slightly forced 'happiness' we were all going through. I don't think I could do it within a week of losing my loved one. While she of course does not feel thankful or blessed....we are all grateful and amazed at the miracle fo her being able to walk away from the accident.
Hey, I got a big workout in today. Hard to do on top of Fettucine alfredo which is my 'thanksgiving' splurge since I don't eat turkey and such...oh yeah, and the TWO pieces of pumpkin pie....and choc macadamia nuts.....and wine...oh lordy, no wonder it was hard to workout today!!!
Miss you all!