My mother, who is 79 years old has a neurologist appointment in five days. She was recently diagnosed at the ER with spinal stenosis in the neck. However, I am very concerned that me moving her from the bed to the wheelchair is contributing to her daily decline and related symptoms. Her symptoms are muscle spasms in legs and arms, severe cold sensations in her hands and arms, and neck pain. The muscle spasms in legs and arms are increasing, and she also has loss of continuance. In 30 days, she has gone from walking with a walker with full control of her arms legs and bowels to no control at all. Should I continue to move her from the bed to a wheelchair? Or should I leave her in the bed until her appointment? All of her vitals are good, and her blood work was normal since getting IV iron. Please advise.
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Thank you for the reply. All of her vitals are good. Will the ER or hospital even admit her? Should I keep her here at home until the appointment with a neurosurgeon in five days? If I keep her home, should I keep her in bed? Or should I use the hard neck collar when getting her out of bed to the wheelchair?
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