My sister had a bad fall, backwards down a set of stairs in April, resulting in a compression fracture in her neck, broken clavicle and the initial CT scan showed blood on her brain. A subsequent CT scan showed this had cleared. In the last 4 months she has fallen numerous times, and is presently in a rehab facility. For the last 2 weeks she has experienced 5 falls, had a pacemaker placed, and is experiencing dysphagia, urinary incontinence, and accelerating confusion. Her speech is now so soft and nonsensical that speech intelligibility is at about 5%. After a CT scan yesterday, it was revealed that she has a sacral fracture. They are unable to do an MRI secondary to a vagus nerve stimulator placed in her left chest, and now a pacemaker in her right chest.
JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Are you experiencing any numbness or tingling?
Customer: Since the bad fall in April. I might add that my sister will be 77 in October, is bipolar, and has been on psychiatric meds most of her adult life. No complaints of numbness or tingling.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Her psychiatrist recently changed one of her psychiatric meds as she had been on Parnate for decades. I know that she is taking blood pressure
meds and probably many more. I might add that she has been overweight most of her adult life, but has gained a considerable amount of weight the past 6 months. She is about 5'6" and I believe she is now well over 200 pounds.