My Mom started with a hoarse voice then it moved down as bronchitis along with an extremely runny nose. She is in a Home and after much pushing on my part they finally got her physician to look at her and give her a breathing treatment. She's also on antibiotics and Musinex and has been for about a week. She seemed to be coming around and just today the Home took her to the Hospital and she ended up getting 2 bags of blood. She has been feeling awful with this bronchitis but the blood transfusion was a shock. Does the bronchitis cause anemia - or does this just occur in the elderly?