Dear MS. Nutty.neuron,
Im really concerned that your mother is hyperventilating( ie increased respiratory rate
it would have been nice if you would have provided me with other information like, whether it was sudden in onset, is your mother having fever, her age, other associated complaints like Diabetes, hypertension
, drugs she is taking etc.
coming to your doubt of acidosis a simple arterial blood
gas analysis will give you insight.
im listing out a few common causes of hyperventilation
anxiety, stress, panic attack
, asthma, exercise induced and fever.
if her hyperventilation persists, i would advice you to consult a pulmonologist
for evaluation. take care. hope your gets well soon.