An 89-year-old man was hospitalized on 26/02/20 to an intensive care unit (ICU) with the diagnosis “Non-Q acute anterolateral wall myocardial infarction”.
He had arterial hypertension stage 3, chronic heart failure stage II, benign prostate hyperplasia stage III. His relatives asked for help on 01/03/20. The next three weeks he was in a hospital on allopathic treatment supported with homeopathic remedies.
|01/03/20||He has been in ICU for 4 days. Now he is tied to a bed because trying all the time to pull out intravenous and urinary catheters, refuses drugs, food and drink, wants to get up and go home. It seems that he doesn’t want to live and is in a desperate state; doesn’t recognize relatives. Urine output is not sufficient.||Helleborus 200C
|02/03/20||He became quieter, slept a little during night.
He takes medicines, doesn’t pull out the intravenous catheter but is trying to get the urinary catheter. Strong weakness, without restlessness. He lies with closed eyes, opens them when somebody talks with him. Urine goes well.
He drinks, doesn’t eat, says “no complaints”. Sometimes he snores during the sleep.
|03/03/20||He doesn’t suffer more and understands his position better. There has been no attempt to go home and pull out the catheters for 1.5 days. He recognizes relatives, answers questions, drinks, eats less. He is very week, sleepy, breathing during sleep is uneven, with long pauses without snoring.
Bedsore appears on the back because he was fixed to the bed for 5 days, he doesn’t allow touching it.
Constipation without urging for 7 days.
Doctors reduced the number of prescribed drugs, removed all catheters. Urine does not flow. Creatinine level – 287 mg/l, uric acid – 31.8 mg/l.
He was transferred from ICU to therapeutic department because of positive ECG dynamics.
After Hell C200 general state is worse, speech is less clear, no urine, ineffectual urging for stool, perspiration of chest.
After Opium C200 and duphalac stool and urine appear.
|Arnica 30C in the morning
Helleborus 200C in the evening
Opium 200C at night
|04/03/20||In the morning he urinates well. The mood is better. He speaks better, less sleepy despite of a sleepless night. He drinks but has no appetite. Bedsore is better.
In the evening, weakness increases, speech is worse, he is thirsty, and urination is less frequent. After Opium speech and urination is better.
Pain appears in bladder region
|Opium C200 in the evening|
|05/03/20||He is upset (due to the pain), often drinks in small portions, restless. Pain in bladder region occurs during movement and pressure.||Arsenicum album C30
2 times a day
|06/03/20||Ars C30 was given yesterday 2 times a day and again at night at 12 pm. The pain increased in the evening and at night, analgin and paracetamol did not help, pain became very strong in the morning.
After Canth C30 the pain is gone, urine is lighter.
ECG is much better; he is allowed to sit and walk.
In the evening the urine catheter is put, 2 L of urine is released.
|Cantharis C30 in the morning|
|07/03/20||He is grumpy, wakes up at 4 am in the morning, demands of coffee and fanta, and refuses food because of the same taste of all products.||Nux-v C30
2 times a day
|08/03/20||He eats with appetite; relatives need to stop him from overeating. He begins to sit down and stand on his feet. The mood is good.|
|09/03/20||Yesterday evening a mucus in throat appeared, he started coughing constantly. He did not sleep all night because of cough. In the morning he cannot cough because of pain in chest during cough and any motion. The skin on the hands is extremely sensitive to touch. No thirst.||Bryonia C30
2 times a day
|Cough and pain in chest is better.
Creatinine – 194 mg/l.
1 time a day
|12/03/20||The doctor asks to prescribe homeopathy for insomnia, because he has not slept for 3 days. During day he can sleep only 5-10 minutes several times, at night – from 10 to 12 pm. Chest pain bothers sometimes, no cough. Drinks in small portions. Despite the large amount of food stool is once in 3 days..||Kalium phosphoricum C30
1 time a day
|16/03/20||Sleep, cough, pain in chest is better. The appetite and mood is good.|
|17/03/20||Urine catheter is removed, Nux-v C30 – immediately after. Urination is normal.
ECG shows positive dynamics.
|18/03/20||Patient is discharged from the hospital.||Arsenicum album C30 1 time a day|
This is the case of a very old man with acute myocardial infarction who received all necessary allopathic treatment supporting with homeopathy in the hospital. In ICU doctors were very suspicious of homeopathic remedies but in the therapeutic ward they asked to give him something to relieve symptoms.
Fortunately, relatives had a possibility to be near him during treatment and followed symptoms. It was very important because symptoms changed every day. The situation was dangerous due to the age and concomitant pathology.
During treatment of the infarction there were chances of serious complications from renal function, lungs, heart and brain. The case shows the possibility of homeopathy in acute severe pathology.