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Posted by Maggie
on September 10, 2000 at 09:28:07:
In Reply to: Re: Aneurism posted by Charles Young on October 18, 1999 at 22:55:25:
My mother who is 85 has had an aneurism on the frontal lobe of her brain for about 15 years. All doctors has said it would be mpossible to operate as this would cause more trouble.
The aneurism has grown marginally during that time and has caused a palsy of the right eye. (The eye has turned inwards) the eye is also very uncomfortable.
Mum has had a few little transient episodes, called TIA. These can happen at any time and are quite frightening to her and to anyone who may be with her. She sort of loses it for a while maybe 5 minutes and when she comes back on deck, her words are scrambled. She knows this happens. It leaves her with a weakness and tingling down her right arm and sometimes leg as well as a feeling of exhaustion..
She otherwise leads a normal life. She has a lively personality, and is great fun. Still drives!!! gardens, plays bridge and entertains.
Last week she had a violent headache on the right side which caused vomiting for a period of 4 hours . That was 7 days ago. She was admitted to hospital where they are monitoring her. This sort of episode has never happened before.
It seems that her blood pressure is quite erratic going from high to low, and she is quite obviously being effected by changes to the aneurism, however another brain scan does not show any change to the size.
She now complains of intermittent serious pain, and a horrible tingling and numbness on the right side of the face, she has never had these feelings before. She also says she feels like her right eye is standing out from her head on a stalk. She has sunk very low and she is not her usual bright self.
Mum has never had pain before, and this fact is very worrying. She has also never been hospitalised with the aneursism.
Would you have any idea if this will be the scene from now on?
What would you say is happening to the aneurism?
Would the blood pressure have anything to do with the aneurism?
Are there any new drugs which could help to control these episodes?
Have you ever heard of anyone else having this type of aneurism, and would you know how they were able to carry on?
I would be extremely grateful if you could give me any information concerning this.