Found this site tonight. This is day five after admitting my 73 year old husband Monday. Three spinal taps attempted in ER but scar tissue from back surgeries prohibited success. He finally had a successful tap on Wednesday under imaging which confirmed BM. We likely won't know what type due to general antibiotic therapy before the successful tap. He started his mega regime of steroids and antibiotics rotating among three types via IV. He began having hallucinations tonight. When I reported them he became irrational trying to kick me out of here because he thinks I ruined his chance to go home today. Dr have been very Pollyanna so I didn't know what all this meant. I was very scared and hurt because of my husbands words. It was helpful to hear this is normal. Thanks!