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My Mother In Law (Age 85) Is Severe Sick For

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Posted on Fri, 17 Jul 2020
Question: My mother in law (Age 85) is severe sick for last three days. she is not eating, sleepless and become very weak. she is not able to stand or walk herself. Whatever she eats can not digest. A doctor in area suggested CBC, CRP report and chest Xray and asked her to admit in hospital. For now admiting to the hospital is risky. As per CBC report Heamoglobean-9.7, RBC count-3.19, PCV/HCT-29.7, MCV-93.1, MCH-30.4, MCHC-32.7, RDW-39.7, WBC count-7900, Neutrophils-77, Lymphocytes-15, Monocytes-3, Eosinophils-5,Basophils-0, platelet count-2.80. As per CRP report Test-Reactive, Concentration:22.3, Method-Turbidometry. Chest PA View - Bronchovascular markings are prominent on either side of the chest. Emphysematous of chest is noted. Scoliosis of dorsal spine is seen. The cardiac size and shape are normal. Opinion - Changes of bronchitis with with emphysema scoliosis.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
As such reports are normal.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Ask a doctor forum.
I can understand your concern.
I have gone through the reports you have mentioned.
As such reports are normal.
By her symptoms, in my opinion, you should de admit her and start Intravenous fluids.
In old age, because of low blood pressure, such symptoms like weakness, dislike for foods occur.
This is easily manageable by 2-3 days of admission and Intravenous fluids.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wishing good health to your mother in law. Thanks.
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (1 hour later)
Due to current situation i.e. Covid 19, it may not be good to admit her in hospital. Can we arrange a nurse and give these Intravenous fluids at home. if it is so can you suggest us the Intravenous fluids names? Is there any other medication required.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Start NS with Elderveit injection.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Ask a doctor forum.
I can understand your concern.

Yes, you can do home care by giving Intravenous fluids.
Start NS with Elderveit injection.

Hope I have solved your query.
I will be happy to help you further.

Wishing good health to your grandmother...


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My Mother In Law (Age 85) Is Severe Sick For

Brief Answer: As such reports are normal. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on Ask a doctor forum. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the reports you have mentioned. As such reports are normal. By her symptoms, in my opinion, you should de admit her and start Intravenous fluids. In old age, because of low blood pressure, such symptoms like weakness, dislike for foods occur. This is easily manageable by 2-3 days of admission and Intravenous fluids. Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wishing good health to your mother in law. Thanks.