Mom, age 89, went to dr last Wednesday for checkup. Acted great, looked great, BP 118/64, oxygen 97%, heart, lungs, circulation, pulses all great. Dr did routine bloodwork. She called last night saying results came in - Mom has "very severe anemia." Low on iron, Vitamin D. Some blood number came in at 5, which from my research I know is very low. Based on mom's age, dr not really interested in finding out reason, just wants to treat anemia. Wants her to get a blood transfusion in an outpatient setting. Thoughts? Mom has shown a bit of decline in the last two months - mainly with fatigue and some confusion. We all just thought it was some dementia. She is wheelchair bound and has someone with her at all times. Appetite is great and, as mentioned above, on the face of it all seemed well for someone of her age. Dr is amazed she is functioning as well as she is with such anemia. Thanks for responses - especially quick ones!