shineladysue Posted June 19, 2005 Share Posted June 19, 2005 Mike is home from the hospital now. They did an MRI of the brain and still found all to be normal. That is good news , but he is still confused and at times totally irrational . We don't know if he will get better. The doctor's diagnosis is Metabolic Encephalopathy. My understanding of this is zilch except it was probably brought on by drugs in the system over time and triggered by something, possibly steroids that has caused a chemical imbalance. The doctor is reluctant to say whether this can be reversed or not. He talks about waxing and waning with brain function diminishing. I'm really devastated over this. My hubby goes in and out of confusion and now sleeps a lot due to antipsychotic drugs being given to help. The hardest thing to handle is that his cancer is stable, his breathing better, the pneumonitis cleared up, the shingles cleared up and now his mind is affected from all the treatments. If anyone has knowledge or has had someone experience this diagnosis, I would appreciate your input. It seems that this is another sad note on this board. It is hard to write posts like this, but somehow we hope to help each other by doing it. I'm not giving up on my hubby. I'm asking for prayers from you that he will recover from this. All of you are in my prayers. Thank you for being here. Love, Sue Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.