Hi. My dad is 63 years old, a survivor of 2 cardiac arrests, a stroke 5 years ago that was accompanied by a seizure. On Saturday he wasn't feeling well with a headache and then became unresponsive. He had a seizure in the ambulance and one in the ER. He was on life support for almost 2 days and thank goodness is is now awake and alert. His memory is very touch and go. He has come along way. He couldn't remember the names of his children at first but he still has trouble following conversation and he still hears things or says things that don't make sense. He has all of his physical facilities. He had a CT scan that came back normal and two MRIs that showed inflammation on his left temporal lobe. His phosphorus levels were low on admission. He was on video EEG for four days and had many focal seizures, during which he saw things that weren't there and lost his depth of perception. He hasn't had a seizure that the EEG could register for 48 hours after adjusting his medication. His vision changes sometimes. He will see everything as normal and then everything will be all shades of blue, or brown, or yellow. Sometimes he says the colors don't change they just get super bright. He has continued to have a low grade fever since before his initial seizure on Friday. His spinal tap was negative for meningitis. And there is no indication of an infection based on his blood tests. The hospital wants to send him home without a diagnosis even though they say his inflammation continues to spread. They have confirmed it is not from a stroke and they are now sending a sample of his spinal tap off to be testing for any autoimmune disease because we are requesting it.
They have also confirmed it is not from damage from his previous stroke because that was on the other side of his brain. Has anyone ever had a similar situation? Please help me help him.