Hello, I didn't know where to post this so sorry if its in the wrong place, but my mum Win passed away last night. she was fine the early part of last week but on Thursday, last week, she started to become short of breath, had a cough & her feet were slightly swollen.
My dad phoned the GP but he could only talk to him over the phone because of the lockdown. GP gave a prescription for penicillin & water tablets as he seemed to think she had a chest infection & he said the water tablets would help with the swelling.
I had noticed a slight purple tinge to her fingertips over the last few weeks but put it down to her cold hands because she was bright and her usual self.
But on the saturday she was sleeping alot & she was confused & fatigued. The symptoms seemed like a shunt malfunction or another bleed so we phoned an ambulance and they scanned her and all was fine there but we were later told she had partial heart failure? I never even thought there was anything wrong with her heart.
They were giving her intermittent oxygen treatment to get her oxygen levels up but the doctors were saying that everytime they would remove the oxygen mask her oxygen saturation was not being maintained & would drop back down?
There was no xray of her lungs or heart, no medications to treat the underlying heart condition that she apparently had? They were just focused on getting oxygen into her which they said wasn't working?
On Wednesday they told us they were stopping the oxygen and she would go onto palliative care. They phoned this morning to say she had passed away overnight. My dad was allowed to visit her on Wednesday afternoon and he said she was talking and recognised him immediately. I spoke with her on the phone on Tuesday and although confused she was talking.
We asked the doctor how could she die so suddenly when she seemed brighter but they told us it was some throat medication they had put her on which was making her alert???
We cannot get our heads around why she died when heart failure can be treated although not curable? It was so hard not being allowed to be by her side.
I will be reading some of her posts on here. I would see her sitting there typing away, laughing & smiling. she enjoyed this site so much & it helped her alot after her sah