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My mother was diagnosed with Sarcoidosis in October of 2006, from a biopsy that was done from a skin lesion on her nose. No treatment was needed at that time and we did not realize what all the symptoms were for someone with Sarcoidosis.
My mother will be 81 in August. She fell on March 29, 2009 and fractured her ankle. She has never fallen before. I took her to the hospital and her calcium level was 15. I was told this was very high. I knew something was wrong. She was in the hospital for 9 days and they did not discover the reason for her calcium being high. Her parathyroid was a little low, so this was not the cause of her calcium being high. A few years back her calcium level was high due to her parathyroid.
After being out of the hospital for 1 month, her calcium level went back up to 13.5, and she was in the hospital for 2 days to get it down. Mom lives one hour from me and lives alone, so this is not good. She has been staying with me since she got out of the hospital in early April with her fractured ankle. I was not expecting her calcium level to go back up. When it does, she does not drink or eat well, and gets confused easily. She has just had a lot of blood work done by her doctors, doing all kinds of test to determine what is causing her calcium level to become so elevated. We are waiting on the results now. Her Doctor has said that the Sarcoidosis might be what is making her calcium level go up. I don't understand what is making this happen all of a sudden. All of her levels were normal in mid-February at her checkup.
Mom also has had so much pain with her feet and joints, also being so very tired all the time. I did not realize that this might be from Sarcoidosis.
I would appreciate any info concerning Scarcoidosis and high calcium. What really to expect from here.