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Shingles and Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Update

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Written by   690
2 months ago

I admire my mother-in-law. From sorehead and rashes that turn out to be Shingles with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome my mother-in-law still generally unwell but she is full of positivity.

It's more than a week now since she was brought to the hospital and diagnosed with Shingles and Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. It's the last day of her treatment today. I prepared her medicine every day and made sure she takes it on time.

Her treatment includes:

  • 66 Prednisolone (Steroids)

  • 8 Lansoprazole

  • 31 Aciclovir

This treatment is for 8 days. For the rashes, I apply white vinegar, milk and olive oil to help them dries up. I got that from Dra Farrah Bunch. I also bought her Vitamin C to boost her immune system.

As of now.

The rashes are drying up, though the pain and sleepless night are still present. Mum is not well since she had these Shingles. And there are not many changes aside from the rashes drying up after taking medicines. So we are hoping in the coming days her health will improve.

This is serious so please if you have parents or grandparents let them get Shingles Vaccine. This is dreadful for the elderly to get through this kind of infection since it targets old people with a low immune system.

What happens to Mum since she got these Shingles with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome?

  • She hasn't watch tv ever since.

  • She just sits on her chair.

  • She doesn't converse as she used to unless you ask her.

  • She can't even comb her hair, it's sore. Good thing she only has short hair.

  • She can't put on her shoes by herself, she has to wait for me to do it.

  • She cannot go out or walk in the garden because she's not well.

  • She can't sleep at night because her head not letting her. So we let her doze off at her chair during the daytime.

Sometimes she cries, she's so upset because she never had anything wrong with her before this. She is healthy all her life. Even my late father-in-law used to tell her that she will be living in her hundreds. And her previous Doctor told her that she's the healthiest in Comber, not a murmur in her heart. That's why she doesn't understand why she has this. She keeps asking me. And the pain she's going through, it breaks our heart.

I miss her humour! She's full of fun!

She doesn't like taking 18 tablets a day. She can't even swallow the medicine if it's not capsules. She hates the taste of it but still, she's taking it because she wants to get back to normal. She wants to feel good again. She had enough of the pain but she will stick to it.

But.

Mum always says,

"I'll be better tomorrow. I will try to stick the pain. Don't worry I'll be back to normal."

And never she will lie down in bed if it's not her bedtime. She gets up early like she used to. I make sure she eats well. I keep pushing for more and make her drink plenty. I keep telling jokes to her and playing "Bricklayer's Song". That's our favourite song to have a good laugh at. Tia keeps asking her if she's feeling better now. And remind Lola that she has to take her medicine to make her feel better.

And she keeps singing a new song or showcase her new dance move to make Lola smile. Ahh, we try our best to support Mum and it's so much easier because despite the pain she is very optimistic that she will get better and that she will get back to her feet again.

Shingles and Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is no joke. Please look after the elderly in your family. Get the Shingle Vaccine. If they have the symptoms within 48 hours take them to the hospital for the doctor to give better treatment and for faster recovery. I wish we took her earlier so she got the treatment earlier. Please learn that lesson and don't waste time.

I think the worst part is when she can't kiss her grandchildren and the kids especially Tia are not allowed to kiss her. She doesn't even want them near her in case they catch something from her especially Tia since she never had chickenpox before. I missed these kisses but for now, they do flying kisses.

She will get better soon. Her health will be back again and she can get back on her feet and go to the beach with us.

Thank you for reading.

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She's getting better and soon fully recovered na. Ang hirap pala nian no. lalo kasi matanda na siya. sana lang talaga mapabilis na recovery nya

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2 months ago

IAM sorry to hear about your mother-in-law , and I pray she will recover soon And if you need any related to medicine I will help you because my father is a doctor.i have own pharmacy so if you want to know related medicine or treatment, I will help you

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2 months ago

Her optimism is a great help for her recovery.. may you still have the patience to deal with your mum's sickness.. hugs..

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2 months ago

Yes, its really great help to me and for all of us dealing with this as its not just her. We are all affected and the kids. Thank you, need that power hug!

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2 months ago

Of course she'll get better soon, in Jesus' Name. Her desire to get well helps a lot. :)

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2 months ago

Amen! Thank you Michelle. Keep safe and look after yourself too.

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2 months ago

Will do! Thanks a lot po. <3

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2 months ago

Thanks for updating us on this old one disease shingles and ramsay syndrome. Probably due to her age her immune system is not responding to treatment as fast as possible, with you efforts and care she will get well. So she can get back to her caring ways. Tia is missing her

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2 months ago

Yes, I think its her immune system low that trigger the shingles which is the chickenpox inactive in her body. Tia don't understand why she cant get near her or why she cant kiss lola but we explain to her and she said she will give flying kiss and her performance instead.

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2 months ago

That so loving of tia I pray God heals her lola quickly

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2 months ago

Kawawa naman madam.. Mas nakakabahala tlga mga nakakatanda. Pro mawawala naman yan db through medication? Sana soon na. Kc dagdag emotional stress yan sa kanya..

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2 months ago

Madam, bat ganon tapos na medication pero wala pa ring pagbabago? Ngayong umaga ganon pa rin, tapos nangangati na rin ulo nya. Yung sa mukha lang na dinadampian ko ng white viegar at olive oil nagdadry na pero di ko magawa sa ulo kasi maakit kahit konting touch lang. Naexperience mo ba jan, gano kaya katagal to? Magtwo weeks na

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2 months ago

Pray she will respond to treatment and get well soon, I don't like this kind of situation but they are inevitable when old age has reached.

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2 months ago

Yes I know. They catch disease easily. Feel bad but we just have to do what we can do.

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2 months ago

Anlaaa sana maging okay na Siya. Kaya nga diba ying ibang oldies nagiging bugnutin talaga kasi minsan napufrustrate na sila kasi yong mga dating ginagawa nila hindi na nila magawa kahit mga simpleng bagay lang ba. Haysss, buti anjan si Tia para naman maibsan kahit papaano ang nararamdaman nya. Masakit yan lalo sa inyo, lalo na pag nakitang umiiyak na. Si Mommy ko nga ung arthritis naman nya, talagang umiiyak sya sa sobrang sakit akoy awang awa mandin. Napapaluha nalang din ako minsan, diko din naman kasi alam ang gagawin tsk.

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2 months ago

Yun nga tapos my arthritis pa rin si nanay. Masakit na nga legs nya tapos sinaman pa ng lasa. Kakaawa talaga Ruffa.

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2 months ago

Sana maging okay na sya agad agad 💙💪

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2 months ago

ahh i didn't know shingles were that bad ;;-;; i feel bad for your mum since she has so much pain all over ;;-;; hopefully after her treatment, she'll be like she used to

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2 months ago

Me too Hanz! Hers is seriously painful and head itchy now too. 😭

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2 months ago

Sana magiging ok na ang mama nyo po. At ang sweet ng baby nyo. She's always there to remind her lola to take her medicine.

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2 months ago

Sale at Yzza, natutuwa rin ako at napapasaya ni Tia si lola nya at kawawa naman kung matagal pang ganito.

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2 months ago

Ang strong nang mother-in-law niyo Ma'am. Ang dami-dami na niyang pinagdaan na treatment. Sana ay mag well-respond siya sa mga lagi.ang treatment para sa karamdaman niya.. I hoped na maging okay na siya..😇❤️

God bless po sa inyo at sa buong pamilya niyo po..😇🙏❤️

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2 months ago

Sana magimprove an this coming days para gumanda an pakiramdam nya. Salamat Ren.

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2 months ago

We will pray for that to happen Ma'am..☺️❤️🤗

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2 months ago

Taking 18 capsule perday is no joke. Kahit ako di ko ata kakayanin yunnn. I'll Pray for her recovery poo

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2 months ago

Thank you. Kaya nga nakikita ko pa lang yung gamot ako nahihirapan sa kanya. Salamat Bhe.

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2 months ago

I hope for your mums fast recovery. Praying for everyones safety.🙏

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2 months ago

Thank you Etching!

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2 months ago

You are welcome😌

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2 months ago

I am sorry about your mother-in-law's condition. Ang hirap ng nararamdaman niya , I am sure. Pero I still adore her kasi napaka positive niya parin and I believe that she'll be back to normal in no time. Praying for her healing 🤗🤗

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2 months ago

Praying for your mum's recovery mamsh 🙏🙏🙏

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2 months ago

I hope for her fast recovery..there are indeed many things that we can't figure out like this illness. I just hope she'll be better soon..

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2 months ago

Thank you Bhe, she's feeling better today thank God! :)

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2 months ago

That's good to.hear

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2 months ago

I feel sad reading this. When babies and old ones feel pain it hurt because there's little one can do. I'm Happy Lola has a loving daughter-in-law and wonderful grandchildren to keep her company and ease her pain. Get well soon Lola.💚💚💚

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2 months ago

I wish this illness vanish in a few days. Wishing your mother in law a speedy recovery from my inner heart.

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2 months ago

I hope your mother in-law will get well.im not familiar on that syndrome. And he's blessed to have you.

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2 months ago

Flying kisses 😂😂🤣 your words are always intentional and I love them.

I really wish her the best of health. She is really a strong woman and I admire that. My prayers are with her, Momma.

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2 months ago

Your Mum is so lucky to have you as her daughter-in-law. Hope she gets well soon and get to kiss Tia again.

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2 months ago

As I can see she is a super mother-in - law and you are an excellent daughter-in-law.

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2 months ago

Ahhhh. I feel Lola's pain. Thank God she has you to care for her . Because I can't imagine how she would go through these ordeal without any support.

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2 months ago

I hope she will be better soon. Don't worry just give attention to regular medicine. Yeah! This syndrome has number of health issue. But we have to be strong. I advised use of steroids as you you can because they are immunosuppressant.

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2 months ago

Dear, she's finished yesterday with all the medicines but she's not okay still. Even this morning. How long this last?

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2 months ago

I'll pray for her recovery madam, always pray to God for her faster recovery, I know this kind of illness will be cured as long as there's a proper medication and support from family.❤

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2 months ago

Thank you Chikakiku, looking forward as its taking much of Mum's energy. You look after yourself too.

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2 months ago

She'll get better soon..because she has her grandchildren that making her stronger to fight ..and win the fight.😊

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2 months ago

God will continue to heal grandma and restore her back to her normal state of health. You have really tried,what a good mother that you are. Keep it up

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2 months ago

It's a slow and painful process. I hope she really continues to improve and her kissing and cuddling days return.

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2 months ago

Yes Gertu Amen to that! Thank you dear.

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2 months ago

Poor, pain must be terrible. I really hope she starts feeling better soon!

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2 months ago

Thank you, dear. Oh the pain is unbelievable. 😓

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2 months ago

Get well soon sa Mil mo momma, I know she'll recover soon, she's a strong woman. I'll include her to my prayers..🙏🏻💗

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2 months ago

Thank you Zel. Everyday we are hopeful that she feel better. Thank you for the prayers. Please look after yourself too.

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