This past Tues my mom had her meningioma removed.Â The Dr agreed that he did not prepare us for the magnitude of the change to her personality.Â To say it has been a very rocky, scary experience is putting it so mildly.
Day one: When she came out of surgery it seemed as if she had Tourette's Syndrome for the first 24 hours.Â She was cursing and yelling and laughing and making fun of anyone who walked by her bedside.
Day two: She was very subdued and by the end of the day she did not know who we were or who she was.Â They ordered an emergency CAT scan to make sure there was no bleeding or excessive swelling on the brain.Â The scan was normal although we found out last night there is some bleeding, but it is minor and the brain will absorb that.
Day three:Â She has been pretty much getting progressively worse.Â She did not recognize my sister yesterday who stayed with her all day.Â The bright side is that my daughter went to visit last night and Mom recognized her right away.
The Dr said swelling peaks from 3-5 days and her disorientation along with it.....He only explained it all to my sister after she called him very upset.Â
He originally told my Mom and me at her last Dr visit that she would be back to work in 6 weeks.Â I know it takes a lot fo time for the brain to heal but this is so disheartening.
She most likely will be going to a rehab center in the next few days.Â Please send positive thoughts and prayers our way.Â