Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Postural confusion

Turns out that an old heart has trouble perfusing an old brain through upstream corroded blood vessels when the old owner gets out of bed. I just figured out that why my mom has transient ischemic attacks or TIAs every mid-morning. At that point of the day, she's been up in a chair for an hour or so, and those narrowed cerebral blood vessels just shut down as her blood pressure falls.

Great. By then, she's too confused and weak to remember to lie down.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Oh dear :( I'm sorry to hear this. My grandmother has TIAs as well.

I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts.