Hoping someone can help. This is my first post. My mother in-law suffered a stroke and heart attack four weeks ago. She was not found for over 30 hours after it happened. She is 79 yrs old and was in good health before this. The stroke has left her unable to talk and she has lost the use of her right leg and right arm. She is also having trouble with afibrilation.
She spent the first two weeks in ICU and then was transfered to a wonderful rehab hospital which she only spent one week before being sent back to the hospital with a heart rate between 140 - 160 bpm. No matter what they do the heart won't come down but we don't have a clear reason why.
She is also suffered severe pain in either a kidney or her back. He pain is in the left back side. She did a UTI when brought into the ER - they thought maybe stones but did not find any. We are now on hold because of her racing heart. They won't do the MRI or x-ray until they slow the heart down. Her pain is so intense that morphine, vicaden, pain patches and a muscle relaxer are being used but dont' do much.
Any idea what the pain may be? Also, how long can her heart beat this fast?