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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 09:16 PM
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157. It does take a special kind of mentality...
Which was why my MIL spent a month in a nursing home after being here 2 1/2 months here. She got all crazy and nasty.

Well, what we didn't realize was that her meds, which she was getting regularly here (as opposed to when she was supposed to be taking them on her own at home) were poisoning her mind. The doctors tried to adjust the meds...she was still acting crazy. The night she attacked the nurse in the nursing home and the State Police took her to the hospital, we found out she had renal failure. Oh, and she also had an undiagnosed UTI, which is not uncommon in the elderly for them NOT to have any symptoms...not even a temperature.

When she finally ended up coming back here to die, I quickly learned not to argue with her no matter what she did or said.

It does take a LOT of self control to keep quiet.

But the ironic thing was that once she was off all her meds, she was back to her old sweet self again.

who knew?


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