I took her to urgent care yesterday because her memory care requested me to due to her lethargy, not wanting to eat, and excessive coughing. They said she just woke up that way yesterday morning.
Urgent care doctor gave her a chest xray which showed pneumonia. All other results were normal, blood pressure, urine results, and temperature.
The doctor prescribed doxycycline, an antibiotic, to take for 10 days, 2 times a day.
Should I ask for a prescription for ibuprofen as well? I didn't think about it at the time, but I think doctors don't think about the strict requirements at a facility about medication. Her memory care requires a prescription and doctor's signature for everything, including ibuprofen and neosporin.
Or, is it not necessary since she doesn't have a fever?
And, do you have any other suggestions for mom's care while she is suffering from pneumonia? How long does it usually take for the antibiotics to take affect and make the person feel better? How long do I need to wait for her to heal from pneumonia before she gets the vaccine? I'd like her to get it so she doesn't get it again.
I'd also like her to get the flu shot. The nurse wasn't able to give it to her last time she had an appointment because she jerked away and she wasn't able to administer it correctly.