Hi, my mother had the same symptoms Sunday 1/6/2013. She was standing in her room in a daze. I asked her to raise both arms above her head she couldn't do it. I asked her to smile for me. Couldn't do that either. Asked her who the President was aand what year and month and date she was born. Couldn't do aany of that. I dialed 911. They came and transported her to the ER. Her blood pressure was 222/178. I was terrified. I went out of town for two weeks and a family member was caring for her. Instead of giving her her blood pressure meds she gave her some herbs to lower it and that didn't work. She also said she was giving her her medications also. I wasn't here so I don't know if she did or not. the did a CT scan of her head, a chest x-ray and blood work and said everything was ok. They also gave her iv fluids with the blood pressure medication to get it down. Shen she left the hospital it was still 188/77. They did not keep her overnight. She is 87 hears of age and was in good health. It's been three days since that episode and her pressure is stablizing, thank God. It was 120/71 today. Now to get her up and walking again.She can walk but is very slow and wobbly. Before I went out of town she was fine. Decoration her Christmas tree and doing other things. I'll start exercising her arms and legs tomorrow. I have some three pound weight that I'll hold in her hands and help her do some arm raises and I'll help her do some leg lifts. Hope your dad gets better.View Thread
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