Last evening, quite suddenly my 86 year old father developed a spell of severe shivering and felt very cold to the touch. This lasted for about an hour and a half. He also has a fever of 101.1 . I tried to get him to go to the emergency room but he resisted. I was ready to call an ambulance because he was weak in the legs and I (daughter) am not strong enough to try and help him walk to my car. He begged me to wait a little while to see if it got any better.
During this time he was talking gibberish, not making any sense (except to say he wouldn't go to the hospital !?). I gave him tylenol and his fever came down. He seemed to be improving. I know I should have taken him to the hospital, but by morning his temperature was normal and he was speaking coherently. I'm thinking he could have a unrinary tract infection. Today he says he feels kind of weak, but he won't go to the dr. Could a urinary tract infection be present without pain or burning sensation?