My Mum was a diabetic and she suffered a stroke 7 years ago. She was wheelchair bound but worked really hard to get back on her feet and walked with a stick. My dad gave up work in 2003 to look after her because she had a poor quality of life. After christmas she had a bad chest infection so she was given antibiotics which cleared it up but the hospital wanted to run a couple more tests. She had a CT scan but she had a serious reaction to the dye and ended up with renal failure. It was a horrible time, she was paranoid about everything and everybody, saying the nurses wanted to kill her! It was so out of character. 2 weeks later they discarged her with a swollen leg, she was told it was water retension. less than a week later she couldn't walk at all, she couldn't communicate - we all thought she had another stroke. We took her back to hosital, they said she had DVT! 5 weeks later it wasn't a stoke but they didn't know what was wrong with her and she got worse, they told us she had septacemia. then she died aged 60, it was a shock, i'm still in shock. The post mortem said it was cerosis of the liver! possibly caused by the dye from the CT scan. She also had lymphoma. Its been so difficult because my partners father died 36 hours before my mum. We are all in a daze, I'm off work at the moment I don't know how I'm gonna get my life together again.
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