Posted , 7 users are following.
I'm absolutely terrified right now. My Grandmother is almost 90, and today she was diagnosed with Pneumonia. She also has Alzheimer, so at first it was hard for me to see the problem. And yet, I'd noticed that she had shortness of breath and was unusually fussy (even for a person with Alzheimer).
Tomorrow we're starting the antibiotic treatment.
I've learned that pneumonia this late in life is one of the leading causes of death. I know it's life-threatening. I'm so scared. I don't want to lose my Grandmother like this. We (my mother, brother and I) have made sure she stayed at home with her relatives, loved and taken care of, insted of being placed to an elderly home. We've taken a good care of her since she was diagnosed with Alzheimer and couldn't take care of herself. Apparently, it wasn't enough.
I just want to know if there are any chances for her to recover. I'm shaking right now and I need something, just something.
I have to apologise for my English since it's not my native language.
0 likes, 9 replies