Mom needed more care than the care facility where she lives could give her, so we’re in the ER now. She seems to have an infection, so I’m reasonably confident that the right antibiotics will do the trick. For now, though, her only real symptom is delirium.
I wonder what it is about delirium that makes it tap the anguished parts of people’s brains. It would be so nice if Mom could be hallucinating about picnics and parties. She’s not, though. Instead, she was afraid that the paramedics were police who has come to arrest her and she’s asked me repeatedly if she’s done something bad. She’s hyper- vigilant against mental chimeras.
Since I’ve brought you all into this loop, I’ll keep you posted.