This is Dr. David
I am sorry about your mum.
they should have caught the low potassium much quicker.
diarrhea can often cause loss of electrolytes like potassium, sodium, magnesium
all of these need to be checked.
she needs also a thorough eye exam and an MRI scan of the brain as well to check for stroke or blood clots to the brain
which can affect vision as well.
she could have developed a small blood clot spread to her brain.
to cause a stroke or lack of blood flow to parts of her brain.
when patients are in the hospital and in a bed for long periods of time and not walking and dehydrated, this increases risks for blood clots and stroke.
it may or may not.
but she needs her eyes checked
and a MRI scan of her brain to check for stroke.
she might need to go on blood thinners to prevent clots.
that is rare.
I have not heard of that.
you can have optic neuritis from low blood pressures to the eyes and optic nerves.
with her diarrhea it could have caused low blood pressure to her eyes.
"Once visual loss has occurred, it becomes more problematic, but there are reports of recovered vision if blood transfusions and agents that raise blood pressure are administered within hours"
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