prairiecrow Posted September 30, 2006 Share Posted September 30, 2006 Hello, all: My mother has just finished her first round of chemo, and is currently taking Dilaudid for pain suppression. Last night (on her third and last day of chemo for this cycle) I called her up and was startled and frightened to find her extremely mentally confused, thinking that I was her mother and rambling nonsensically. After about five minutes she came "back to reality" and told me that my phone call had awakened her from a deep sleep so she must have been dreaming. She even joked about it, calling me "Mother" several times during our conversation, but the incident left me very scared. Does Dilaudid often cause this kind of reaction? She's been on it since the first week of December and had never been this bad before, although she was also quite mentally "fuzzy" on Wednesday and was very frustrated by this. Her GP told me it might also be due to sodium or calcium levels, and that he will test her for those next week when he sees her for an appointment, but still... I'm not sure how to feel or what to do, since my mother has always been as sharp as a tack mentally and this situation is even more frustrating for her than it is for me. Laurie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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