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Bed ridden since diabetic attack, no mobility, any treatment at an age of 70 - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello sir my grand mother is very serious right now actually she had an Diabetes Attack Situation 6 years back till then she's on bed.
In early days she can eat but couldnot walk but with the time she is going weaker and weaker and now she can't even speak and eat food we have to serve her liquid food, actually I think her tounge is disable to do these things, she can even move her hands, cant hold things, she can just cry and see other, I cant see her like this, is there any treatment for her and her age is 70
Doctor :   hi, Dr here
Doctor :   let me read your query
User :   yes sir
Doctor :   I understand your situation,
User :   so what can we do sir
Doctor :   here , your grand mom, could be with some electrolyte abnormalities
Doctor :   and that need to be evaluated
Doctor :   may i know wat meds shes on?
User :   at this time sir I cant tell u
User :   becuse I dont have information
User :   can u tell me a special doctor
User :   where it can be done
Doctor :   has she been taking the meds, correctly ?
User :   let me ask my uncle on phone
Doctor :   you can consult a internist (Internal medicine specialist) for her problems
Doctor :   a physical examination, is needed to know, her exact mental and physical condition
Doctor :   this helps to assess her hydration, consciousness, and affected senses.
Doctor :   is she at home currently ?
User :   but I am not at home currently
Doctor :   ok
User :   my uncle says mecines are stopped right now
Doctor :   why is that?
Doctor :   and how long has that been stopped?
User :   2 or 3 days
User :   he says that those are not working
User :   I asked thier name
User :   but he didnt remember them
Doctor :   was that advised by the doctor ? also u dint mention me the medicines she is taking ?
Doctor :   ok
User :   we are looking a new and good doctor for her
Doctor :   where do u live?
User :   but dont know which type of specialist is required
User :   I am in
User :   are u in sir
Doctor :   Yes
User :   ok
Doctor :   You can go to hospitals like XXXXXXXX hospital in , where you can meet Dr ( a internist) OR any diabetologist there
Doctor :   also there are many hospitals in , which will have good doctors as well
Doctor :   if you want some one in , you can meet Dr in as well
Doctor :   please dont worry about which specialist to show
User :   Can they do permanent treatment
User :   or
Doctor :   Any experieced doctor can treat her well
User :   Hope so
User :   My family says she is in her last days
User :   But I want to do my best
Doctor :   a patients survival depends on her fittness, and overall condition
Doctor :   i understand your situation
User :   Her skin is totaly loose which have no fat inside
Doctor :   and u have my sympathies, and hope she recovers totally
Doctor :   this suggests that she has chronic malnouishment
User :   oh what is that
Doctor :   and has had no medical care for a long time
Doctor :   malnorishment = lack of proper and adequate nutrition
User :   I think because I am out of home from 5 years
User :   I frequently visit there
Doctor :   ok
User :   She cant eat from 1 year I think
User :   She Hardly eat 6 or 8 bread per day with some milk
Doctor :   she should have sought medical attention , in that case,
User :   every time she denies to eat and then we have to serve har
Doctor :   senile people are not given attention and are considered as part of old age
Doctor :   any person having loss of appetire, will say that they dont want to eat
User :   so now is there any perfect doctor for her in
Doctor :   but the cause of loss of appetite has to be checked out and evaluated
Doctor :   i have already commented on that before and given you the doctors and hospital adresses as well
User :   ok
User :   ok sir thanks I wish she become better
User :   can I contact u for any other querries
Doctor :   SURE
User :   how
User :   how can I find u there sir
User :   but how to reach u there
Doctor :   And you can chat with any doctors here
User :   ok
User :   no prob sir thanks
User :   I will copy the whole chat
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   sure
User :   gud nite
Doctor :   good night
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   bye
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