Mom is in hospital with a kidney stone and low heart rate. Tomorrow she will have the stone broken up with a lazer and will come home Wednesday or Thursday.
The Dr. Thinks her low heart rate (30 beats per minute verses the normal 60 to 100) is due to her memory medication so we will pull her Namenda and check her heart rate down the road. She may need a pace maker.
The challenge with memory loss and medical interventions is always a struggle. The truth is, we are now her death panel. I'm thinking the pace maker should be done because low heart rate can affect her circulation.
It's crazy that memory pills can slow heart rate. Good blood flow to the brain seems important for function. What do I know...
She isata hospital 50 miles away and the daily visits and lack of sleep are taking its toll.