Robert Ames gnome at istar.ca
Fri Jul 17 06:50:43 EST 1998

In article <6nohec$im0 at bgtnsc03.worldnet.att.net>,
Hal Abbott <halabbott at worldnet.att.net> wrote:

>We returned immediately to discover a different person. She wanted to
>come home in spite of typical post-surgery array of pumps and tubes. She
>imagined she saw ants crawling on the hospital walls and in her bed;

I've seen one case like that.  The patient, a university professor,
had been pulled out of the water after almost drowning.  As a result
he got delirium tremens with symptoms like you describe.  Prognosis
was that it would be temporary.  I didn't stick around to find out.

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