Think Dad had a seizure - now strange change in him
I got a call from the N.H. last Sunday morning at 3:00 a.m. They said Dad had fallen and was unconscious/unresponsive and they had called the ambulance to take him to the hospital. His doctor thinks he may have had a seizure but fortunately 2 CT scans were negative. His personality was radically different. Sunday very happy, laughing, almost euphoric. Then Monday completely opposite, very agitated, combative, and violent (which he has never been and was scary to witness). They ended up completely knocking him out from 1:30 p.m. Monday till 10:00 a.m. Tuesday. Tuesday he was better almost back to pre-fall norm. We stayed until Wednesday for PT to evaluate him as his walking was not real good. Anyway they discharged him back to the N.H. on Wednesday which he was happy about. His speech was better and walking okay. Although they did start him on Zyprexa for the agitation. At this time he seemed more his pre-fall norm, quiet but smiling and talking occasionally.
Now (Saturday), the strange thing is his memory and ability to speak is much better. He remembered me and my mom. Is talking much more. But his walking is really bad in fact they have put him in a wheelchair which of course he is not too terribly happy about although today he did tell me that he almost fell and it scared him. It's like we have swapped problems. It just seems so strange and although I am very happy that he is more alert and able to communicate, I'm just wondering about it.
On another note, we just saw his neurologist Wednesday a week ago and he told us that on the 3 stage scale Dad is most likely late stage 2 and we should only expect to have him with us another 2-3 years. And although I have noticed the decline in him, it is still so very hard to hear it.
Thanks for listening. I was just wondering if anyone has had any experiences with seizures in AD patients.
Have a great weekend.