Originally Posted by Phyllis
I cannot believe I'm reading this!!
My mother, who just turned 88, has been seeing animals, people, etc. for years. It used to be only at night, but now she sometimes sees them during the day. Last January, she has surgery and had a horrible reaction to the anesthesia. She halluciated wildly for several days but eventually got better.
Right now she is suffering from bronchitis and has been taking an antibiotic and cough syrup. The medicine is helping the bronchitis a lot, but she's seeing people and everything else. Last night she said smoke was coming out of the light fixture!! When I woke up this morning, I found both door standing wide open and lights on all over the house. She had her socks and shoes on and the walker out and was putting on a robe she hadn't used in years. This behavior was strange because, since she got sick, she has been dizzy and unbalanced and has barely been able to stand. I've almost thrown my back out several times trying to help her get situated in the bed. Now suddenly she's running around the house in the middle of the night and I don't even know it. Way too scary!!! When I asked her why the doors were open, she said "the people" who had been walking through the house all night had opened them and that she hadn't even been in the kitchen, much less opened the door.
I have explained this crazy behavior to numerous doctors. Most of them just shake their heads or ignore me. I finally found one who said he's seen this happen many times. That made me feel better.
My mother is perfectly sane and usually sharp. But when she gets this way, she gets confused and makes no sense whatsoever.
I am sooooooo happy to find this message board to see that I am not alone in this stuggle.