Mom started coughing last week while at sisters...she would cough to point of throwing up. Went to a walk-in clinic, gave her a pill to help quiet the cough and also put her on antibiotic to keep it from going bronchial. She seemed to be doing better once home until today. Started coughing badly again even though she is still on the meds. Got sick to her stomach. Now she doesn't want to eat anything and has just laid in bed all day. She suffers from dementia as well, so when I ask her if she feels badly or where or how she feels badly she can't anser my questions. I have made her a doctor appt. for Monday morning, but I really don't know if it's safe to keep giving her all her medications if she isn't eating, especially those for the diabetes, she takes both metformin and glyburide, two each in the morning and one each at night. And then, what about her other meds...blood pressure, cholesterol, depression, urinary incontinence, etc....will it harm her if she doesn't take them? It's been a battle getting them into her today!
With all he has going on, it's highly likely. He has suffered from severe adrenal insufficiency twice before.
I never know what the next day will bring!
Glad to hear mom's up again, but keep a close eye on her. Like my grandmother's doctor once told me, "These little old ladies are totally unpredictable!" He was right. All 3 of my grandmothers and my two great aunts were fine one moment and gone within hours.
Women are always unpredictable, that's what makes us women!
If it doesn't feel right in your head, your stomach or your heart to see her suffering so, please get her to a hospital, even if you have to call 911. It's much better than seeing her suffer.
I always feel better going with written notes when taking Mom to the doctor. So much going on there, it is easy to forget a question you had in your head.
Is your doctor or assistance available by phone? It wouldn't hurt to call today and let them know what is going on. They may have a few suggestions to help you through the weekend.