Stages of death by dehydration

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My mother-in-law has been in the hospital for 50 days with complications from cirrhosis. The doctor told us a month ago she is in "end stage liver disease". We have been through several paracentesis, dialysis practically every day, the mental confusion, the bloating. This is a horrible disease and a horrible way to go. She seems to be improving one day, then falls back again the next. The dialysis is not helping to remove the fluid at all, as it is not designed to.
I need to know what I can do and be on top of her plan of care to make the staff and keep the md on top of her treatment. I want her as comfortable as possible. Should I opt for Hospice care for her instead of nursing home. This is gut wrenching watching this horrible disease take my mom away from me. Will this get worse or are there treatments that can help her stablize? I welcome any information you may have or suggest to enable me to care for her the best I can. Thank you.
I was so upset by that episode too! Especially the vagueness of the condition, lack of real symptoms (extreme pain) and the ability to sit up, no hair shaved, and "have a conversation" after a brain decompression or chiari surgery in general. Such a crock! I have had 29 surgeries so far for chiari and syringomyelia from a woman hitting me head on in a MVA in 1995. Wouldn't we all love for our surgeries to be as "simple" as it was portrayed last night?
Legs feel stiff, but thats expected, back a bit achey, but thats to be expected also, as for the last 30 years I have been out of bed then walking over 6 miles every day( some over 12 ) and getting by on about 5/6 hrs sleep most days, then for the past 5 months doing hardly nothing. Wednesday 07:16 well apart from the aches described above and a few sneezes, things look brighter, ( I might even open my Birthday cards and presents, birthday 24/02/08 lol ). Wednesday 10:00 Had a real hot bath.
As I sit and wait every month at the pain clinic, I'm appalled at some of the conversations that I overhear, and by the way some of the patients look and act. I know you can't look at someone and tell if they are in pain, etc., but there are indicators that tell you that "something isn't right here".
Actually any kind of sugary candy boosts natural endorphin levels. Candy helps most with early stages of withdrawal. Lab mice experiments have shown sugary sweets appease craving after abruptly cessation of morphine. Swim practically LIVED on Reese's Pieces, sour candies, M&M's, and those 'tiny' Hershey Kisses for 8 TO 10 WEEKS! Note: he did not gain or lose weight during this time. Exercise. This is #1. Force yourself to walk out the front door.
I have also tried 5-HTP to regulate serotonin levels (it didn't work for me at all and also left what I call dry head, feeling of dehydration of the brain) Valerian root Dropping multi vitamins (to reduce the B count). Gaba, an herbal Valium like root (causes dehydration feeling of the brain) but is very relaxing. coffea cruda (homeopath) this is used just to stop excessive thinking before sleep and works very very well for me.
I've also had a couple of weird episodes of sharp short headaches in between my eyebrows, followed by a feeling like the inside of my body is convulsing, and then uncontrollable shaking. I don't know what it is! I'm 19 years old so it's freaking me out. I've never been to a doctor for checkups, and I also have breathing problems, like I can't catch my breath. I think that might be anxiety. If you know or find out anything, please let me know.
Ladies, I empathize with all of you completely. I am a post-menopausal 60 yr old who, I am told by everyone I know & many I don't, that I look 45 - which is great to hear, but when the summer clothes come out I could just cry (and do). Weigh 112, but my butt, thighs and upper arms are a disaster. The saggy skin, dry wrinkly skin, bumpy skin....where did it all come from?
These antioxidants as well as alpha lipoic acid protect the cell membranes of brain cells from being damaged by toxins and internally generated stress chemistries. One client of mine reversed the vast majority of his MS symptoms by utilizing a diet that included many of these raw-egg shakes.
My daughter developed a severe headaache along with pain and stifness in the neck and spine sometime last friday. She was taken to the emergency room and diagnosed with mild dehydration and was released with the outcome being an unknown virus and sent home. The day after the headaches are gone but now she has this uncontrolled movement of her neck and back. She uncontrollably shrugs her shoulders up and down then moves her torso from side to side if releaving tension.
The desire to quit and optimism are there, along with a very real possibility of death in the near tearm (she was evaluated by all staff as having a poor prognosis, being in the worst overall health and a long road psychologically) I want to continue to assist her, but not towards death. I see her behavior well (strongn towards recovery, until the final seconds), but don't want to use this as an excuse for her to continue use.
I used to be a hospice nurse so I can tell you from experience that hospice does not intentionally starve or dehydrate you to end your life sooner. When you get to the end stages of life your body doesn't need food and giving it food will actually speed up death. Do some research on it and you'll see what I'm talking about. And morphine is a wonderful drug for people at the end of life.
Partial seizures are characterized by abnormal limb movements on one side of the body and there may or may not be any of the other symptoms of a generalized seizure. There are different stages of seizures: 1. Pre-ictal stage (aura)-this is the time prior to the seizure where owners may notice a change in the pet’s behavior. The pet senses that something is coming and the owner can predict a seizure is coming. 2.
Andy - Taunton, Somerset, UK Like Andy from Taunton I was given Tramadol on top of the highest dose of Pregabalin and had the same symptoms. I have now come off of Tramadol and am seeking a new pain killer to take over from it. I was so bad at the start of taking both drugs I could not move from a chair or open my eyes without a feeling my brain was swimming, I have had chronic in my elbows for 6 years and have forgotten what a pain free life is.
Which in time will progress to either death or liver transplant. For photos of the stages of fibrosis and cirrhosis try this link. You can see the fibrosis spreading from some portal areas to completely surrounded lobule boundary (cirrhosis). http://www.intechopen.
Knowing someone who knows someone or hearing of someone is no comparison. Being in early stages is also of no consequence. I have watched people recoil back in enormous pain from a hug because it hurt too much to be touched even by their own young child. I have watched them in agony because despite being on a vent, they could not catch their breath, ever. I have watched them in complete misery because they had no control over their bodily functions.
And Like Nancy in my crazy red shoulder padded double breasted BLAZER, I JUST SAY NO TO DRUGS!!! ... and now I'll rest, try and let some of the bad energy of the pain and this last week go so I can work all weekend and next week too. One day at a time. I was pretty sure last night when I got home and was so tired and disoriented that today might be like this. It is worth it.No matter what. Getting off this stuff will save me a HUGE amount of pain in the future. I liked waking up happy!
It is helpful that there is not family history of sudden death, seizures, drownings or sudden infant death syndrome. If there is any questions, it is always worth seeing a cardiologist. Sometimes a simple exercise stress test will help answer the question. Murmurs are not related to long QT syndrome. Even if she had a murmur, not all murmurs are bad. I hope this helps. Thanks for posting.
Elderly people with psychosis related to dementia (for example, an inability to perform daily activities as a result of increased memory loss), treated with antipsychotic medicines including ABILIFY, are at an increased risk of death compared to placebo. ABILIFY is not approved for the treatment of people with dementia-related psychosis (see Boxed WARNING).
What about my elevated albumin level though? It indicates dehydration from what I read, but I drink tons of water. I am thinking the pain I am having is because of my kidneys, but all the tests say my kidneys are functioning fine. My back has just started to hurt in the past couple of weeks, and I am fearing bone pain. It is not intense pain, just some slight discomfort (stabbing pain, dull aching and it is not constant). Can you provide some idea as to what is my problem? Many Thanks.
So I threw it out. I was in and out of the hosp for a week due to dehydration sorry if it doesn't give me a guarantee safe to take while pg I won't. With this pg I have a bad uti. I have had reoccuring ones this yr I have had a few m/cs. I was deathy afraid to take the med since my obgyn didn't prescribe it the er doc did. But I googled and found it is in fact safe to take the med it more unsafe not to. I would call your dr. I think it depends on the situation.
I am thinking of having another baby but I am scared to death of going through all of that again. I also worry that if i did get that sick again there is no way i could care for my little girl. I am just not sure that I could go through it all again.
hahahahaa you so clevah love it Alice: I haven't been told anything like that, but i haven't asked.
i went from 3 to 4 in under 12 months, it really depends a lot on the cause of your CKD. Mine was caused by chronic infections of the kidneys that we cannot stop. I have an ileal condit (no bladder, taken ot 6 years ago) unfortunately there are very few antibiotics that now work. Ironically, my nephrologist said it is now a viscious circle. The greater the impairment the worse my immune system gets, so the more infections blablabla viscious circle.
As a stated there is something going on here problem mostly Kidney of some sort, or possible excessive use of potassium-sparing diurectics, dehydration, possibly the development of Addisons., etc. I would advise further evaluation as a medical profession I am assuming your doctor is already taking care of this, I hope.
I SEEM TO BE GOING THROUGH ALOT OF THE SAME , HERE I BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH HEPC , AND I HAVE VARICIES IN MY ESOPHAGUS , WHICH SHOW SIGNS OF CIRROSIS , DUE TO ME , BEING OVER WEIGHT , AS I AM 4'10 AND 197LBS THEIRS NOTHING THAT THEY WILL DO FOR ME , IM IN MY LAST STAGES OF HEPC IV BEEN DIAGNOSED NOW FOR OVER 5 YEARS BUT HAVE HAD IT WAY BEFORE , LIKE 2005 OR BEFORE , I ALSO HAVE PKU , WHICH REQUIRES A CERTAIN DIET OF EATING , I DONT SEEM TO EAT MUCH BUT I WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR PANCR
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