having these and the Dr. says she is throwing clots - ios it the same thing? We are suppose to bring her home today and she is 84 and not well at all - dizzy and not eating. Should we take her to her regular Dr. or is this corect protocal for what she is going through. The family is hysterial and I don't knmow why they want me to find out but I will try. Thank you guys. Someone answered this question a few days ago and I have tried going back to look it up I will continue thanks.
she should follow up immediately with her primary doctor, to see if she need blood thinners like coumadine, heparine to thin her blood, to loosen the clotts, and prablably different type of medication for her heart, i took care of my grandmother in her late 70's nursed her back to health, she turned 95 may 4th and moving about pretty well, someone must begin monitoring her behavior, if she not eating tell doctors so they may suggest suppliment nutritional drinks--- suitable to her condition, or prescribe something, she has to eat taking medication, and if they are not paying close attention then look immediately for another doctor who focuses on the elderly... vtech10
TIA is also known as a mini stroke. Symptoms that last less then 24hrs before disappearing. This is a serious warning sign of a stroke. Throwing clots is one of the three usually causes of a TIA. I took my mom to her primary doctor and was sent to do an carotid doppler to see if there was any carotid or vertebral artery disease. Then she was prescribed aspirin and plavix. Was taken off hormone meds. Also maintaining high blood pressure and high cholestrol is important. Must also include at least 10 min of walking or exercise. Hope that this has helped.
TIA's are also what they call mini strokes, they are usually warning signs that a larger stroke is on the way sometime soon. If she is indeed throwing blood clots than she may need blood thinners soon before they do some serious damage. I would consult her primary doctor before taking her home unless you have done that already. Keep a close eye on her if she is not eating and dizzy. You may want to try something like an instant breakfast or Boost energy drink that would at least get some vitamins and nutrients in her and maybe pep her up some. Good luck and take good care of her o.k. I will be praying for your family.
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