Last week she complained of stomach pain and I took her to urgent care. She had chest congestion and Dr said a touch of diverticulitis so gaveher two antibiotics. She had a follow up today with her pcp. She keeps dozing off. Has terrible cough deep in chest. Dr did x-ray then ordered CT scan as she suspects pneumonia.
Any infection in older people can cause odd behavior and if already suffering from dementia that can be increased.
She was given 16 oz of fluid to drink. I assume was for contrast. Well that was a long and drawn out ordeal. Thirty plus minutes of begging and cajoling her to keep drinking it. I finally asked one of the staff to come and talk to her.
I realized that Mom doesn't understand/know about motion activated appliances such as water spigots and paper towel dispensers. The changes that we experience and take for granted everyday can be huge puzzles for our older generations
I'm never sure what decade she is living in. However I believe most of the time it's before the 90s.
Sitting here waiting for Dr to call with CT results. May need to admit her at hospital may not. It's a waiting game.
Says not pneumonia and no admittance tonight. Yay