Hello. I’m new and this is my first post. Over 2 weeks ago my 77 year old mum had a heart attack which took us all by surprise as she is so fit and healthy.
She also went into heart failure and we nearly lost her. She came out of hospital 5 days later with a load of medication. The artery that was blocked could not have a stent put in, as it was too blocked and the decision was made to just manage it on medication. She was only home 2 days when I had to call an ambulance for her as she couldn’t breath. Her lungs had filled up with fluid so she needed these to be drained. The dr at the hospital took her off 2 of her medications. Bisoprolol and ramipril and this appears to have helped her and she doesn’t wheeze the same. She still has a cough though.
She’s now out of hospital and is absolutely shattered she’s also a little bit confused as she says the odd word wrong and seemed to have forgotten how to do certain things. ( she is fine showering and getting dressed) I’ve asked for a Dr to visit her on Monday to just give her a check up and I will be ringing the cardiac Rehabilitation on Monday as we have had a letter to make an appointment. Sorry for the long post but one of my questions are is it normal for her to be so tired and bit confused? I’m currently sleeping here as she needs help taking her tablets and my dad who has dementia (separate story) isn’t capable of looking after her. Any I’ve been through something similar or advice would be appreciated