The abdominal aortic anuerysm is inoperable and is now leaking. Admitted to hospital but is being sent home with pallative care
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - How long can we expect our elderley parent to survive?
Question posted by jacquisue on 29 July 2013
Last updated on 7 July 2017 by daisy23
My dear grandmother who was 84 at the time had terrible back pains one night
and was throwing up continuously. She went to the doctor and they sent her home, went to another doctor who did a regular checkup on her and seems as if he pushed on something and she immediately threw up again. Later that night she was throwing up constantly what seemed to look sort of rocky like.
The next morning she woke up and said she felt like she was going to pass out and told me to call my mother, no sooner did I walk back into the living room her aneurysm had burst and there was a waterfall of that same rocky like throw up and blood gorging out of her mouth. I immediately called 911 and ambulance arrived as they did CPR on her in the living room floor. She began to cough yet was still unconscious, they took her in the ambulance and said they would do all that they could. She was then admitted into the hospital losing and regaining her pulse.
They shocked her about 3 times and took her up to ICU. Shortly after she passed away as her heart stopped. No one had any idea she had an abdominal aneurysm until it burst, If you have an elderly parent or grandparent with any type of pain or throwing up rush them to the doc ASAP and demand the proper tests to be ran. I always feel as if maybe if she had an ultrasound on the belly they could have caught it. :(
My Grandfather has 2 aneurysms in his stomach. He suffers from Angina. I found out about these problems yesterday and i don't know how long this has been going on for. He is currently in hospital and i don't know when he is going home. i have heard he is sitting up and talking and had something to eat. is this a good sign?? i feel extremely saddened by this news and i wonder how long this has gone on for without anybody knowing and i am trying to find out how long somebody over 80 can live. i was told by my aunt that the exposure to asbestos in his younger years may have likely been this cause of all of this and it is hereditary. Is there anybody out there who can shed some light?
I just found out I have an abdominal aortic aneurysm. They are monitoring it for growth, but honestly I don't understand what's going on and what I can or can't do if anything to keep it from bleeding out.scares me!!
First of all I want know the reason why is it not able to repair. I had an thoracic aortic aneurysm repair because it was already in 6 cm big. Currently I have a 3.4 cm abdominal aneurysm and under high blood pressure medication. My doctor is closely monitoring the size and when it's time to repair it. You said it is inoperable. Why? Who said it is not inoperable.
No one can really say. If it is a tiny leak, they could live weeks, months to even year(s) depending on the size of the leak. If the leak would tear further they could bleed out in minutes. I once had a colleague who was in the room taking a blood pressure on a person with AAA who "felt funny". She passed out and had no B/P in a matter of about 2 minutes because her aneurysm blew and she bled out in a couple pumps of the heart. She was gone before the nurse could even call a code. Keep them comfortable. Know that if it happens, it will be quick and painless. If it bleeds out, the blood isnt going to the brain so they just lose consciousness and pass quickly. I know it sounds callous, but if one has to die, this is not a bad way to go. More than likely you are looking at days to weeks, maybe months, probably not more than that.
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