My father 71yrs old has recently been diagnosed with TBM. He was having recurrent hyponatremia along with persistent delirium and confusion since Feb 2014 and had been hospitalized thrice since then for Sodium correction.
This month he was hospitalized following extreme weakness and a chest infection (he is a COPD patient as well). He recovered from the infection but his confusion increased for which a CSF was done and he was diagnosed with TBM
He had been discharged from the hospital and is on AKT4 along with Steroids (prednisolone) and other medications.
He has been experiencing extreme weakness to the point that he cannot stand on his own and lays down after taking two steps. I read that often Meningitis patients experience hearing or speech problems, but thankfully my father doesn't have any such problem. He talks properly, feels hungry and eats properly, he can even sit and have his cup of tea without any support, but when it comes to standing up, he cannot stand for longer than a minute. It seems he is having major balancing issues with his body.
He had balance issues post suffering a cerebellar stroke back in 2011 but had recovered from that fully and was leading a moderately active lifestyle.
I want to know that is walking or standing problem common with TBM?
Please advise as I am very worried with his condition. It's 3 AM here and I am up trying to find more information about TBM
Also I extend my best wishes to all those who has been through or is currently going through this debilitating disease. My deepest prayers to the almighty that all of you and yours may get completely cured and live a happy life once again