Bonnie Horton | CaringBridge

Bonnie Horton

First post: Nov 2, 2017 Latest post: Nov 8, 2017

On Mon 10/23/17 I took Bonnie to Emory Hosp. ER as suggested by her primary care doctor. She was having a bad cough and just not feeling good at all. While in the ER all sorts of tests were run, and the final diagnosis was that she had a bad case of UTI. The staff also told us that when a person reaches 70 years of age, the UTI can effect other parts of the body that would create different systems. The gave her an antibiotic prescription and sent her home.


The next Sat 10/28/17 we were at an dog adoption event in N. Fulton and she started feeling bad. She was experiencing dizziness, shaking, and just not feeling good at all. She even suggested going to the ER. I took her to the closest, N. Fulton Hosp. ER about 330 pm. They ran all sorts of tests, and all of them came back normal. They did say that the UTI from last Monday was clearing up, but that she had (either the same one or a new one) another UTI, but not as bad as the last one, and she was also dehydrated. While the doctor was in seeing her, she started having bad pains in her back and stomach. The doctor ordered a cat scan to see if she might have a kidney stone. That proved negative. The doctor suggested that she stay over night so she could be given fluids.


Sunday, the next day she was feeling much better. The doctor came in to see her in the afternoon and suggested one more night for fluids, so she stayed.


Monday morning she was feeling pretty good, and the doctor told her that she could go home this afternoon. Her lunch arrived about 1230 pm and she ate. At about 100 pm she started not feeling well at all. She was having a headache, her right and right ear were hurting, and also her right hand was becoming limp every so often. The doctor order a cat scan to check for a possible stroke. The results were negative. 


During the afternoon she went to sleep, and about 500 pm her dinner arrived. When I tried to wake her up, she wouldn't wake up. (the same thing happened in the ER when she went to sleep, I couldn't wake her then) I called for the nurse, who came and called 3 more staff people, all of which were shaking her and trying to wake her up. Finally one of the nurses got her to wake up. The doctor came in and ordered an ultrasound and also a MRI. Both of these two tests would be administered either this evening or early the next morning. They also put a heart monitor on her. 

Up to this point I have put down what I have remembered. I will up date on a continuous basis from here on. Hopefully there will be good updates going forward.
  
Mon night she did not have a good night. Tried to use chap but kept throwing up all night. And the night time staff were not very professional with her. When she saw the first doctor on Tue she mentioned the problems from the night staff. He apologized and said that wouldn’t happen again. 


Tue morning an MRI, an ultra sound & a heart catherization were performed. All results came back normal, Tue morning she felt better, but then in the afternoon she started feeling bad again.  Threw up once, her hands started shaking, head ached, and she complained about her right eye & right ear. Three different doctors saw her, one was an infectious decease doctor who was called to check out her eye & ear. Even though the side of her head hurt to touch, he could not find anything. He was going to continue checking test results for anything.

Tue evening she did speak with her brother Phil and her girl friend on the phone. We met the night staff and we felt much better about them from the night before. Tue night she did not have a good night again because of throwing up all night.





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