Posted by Dinah on March 28, 2012, at 17:12:58
My mother's been falling a lot lately and having extreme difficulty getting back up. She has had all sorts of tests, all of which show that nothing is wrong. According to the tests, she hasn't had a stroke or any brain trauma or really anything in the brain.
Today I saw one of her episodes. She was slumped, or even more than slumped, to one side. She had a hard time speaking. Her words were intelligible if maybe very slightly slurred when she did speak, but she had trouble finding words and would wave her hand instead. She was unable to move her left leg or arm.
At least one of her doctors think this is a problem with her spine. But that seems wrong given her difficulty speaking and the confusion that others have reported during these episodes. It was hard for me to tell today given her difficulty speaking. She's had these spells while in the doctors office, so it's not like they haven't seen it.
Does anyone have any ideas whatsoever?