Mom home from hospital. Seems to be getting better?
My mom was discharged from the hospital yesterday. She is dying. Her kidneys are shutting down, evidenced by her low albumin levels and edema. She has lost 25% of her body weight in two months. At the hospital, she was almost unresponsive, eating very little and on IV hydration.
Now that she is home, it's like she is recovering. She is sitting up, talking and laughing. Although, I'd have to say it's almost like she is high (even though she is on no medications). I am so confused. Could she actually be getting better or could this be a result of the IV hydration (even though it's obvious that all the fluid is being retained)?