Question: Started really not feeling well 8 days ago. Monday 04/07,my mom was pushing it a bit with lifting and all and since my dad has been put on oxygen, her workload has increased.
the next day, she slept all day and night, ate nothing, drank nothing, same the next day. When I saw her Thursday 4/10, she was completely pale and had a fever of 102.7. Didn't even realize she had a fever, she told me she didn't but I took it anyway. Her BP was very high a few days prior to all these symptoms beginning, bottom number being 108 and she is ON blood pressure medication
. It has been spiking up, then spiking low. She finally went to the doctor Friday, 4/11.
Predicted a virus based on her symptoms of high fever
102.9 at the doctors that day, nausea, lack of appetite
& severe fatigue
and her liver count was 51.
2 days after this appointment, her knees swelled up very badly, to the point she could barely get herself up and down and would limp while walking, again, all the same symptoms as before plus swelling in the knees, no where else, but not a severe fever. This was on Sunday 4/13. Monday 4/14, her hands and fingers began swelling but she said swelling decreased a bit in her knees but not completely. Dr asked if she has been exposed to fifth disease
, in which mom said no she has not. Assuming its her arthritis
All I do know, is if anything, she is worse than last week not better. I would hope if was just a virus she would be improving by now. She looks frail, pale, no appetite which is NOT like her, she is far from herself, and extremly fatigue is almost and understatement. I have been considering taking her to ER.
Last night she mentioned her urine has had a very bad foul smell and been dark for a few months, which caused me to once again be concerned there is something else going on here especially seeing protein was found in her urine. I noticed some of the bloodwork that is high and / or low represent or could represent more than just a virus. Is that normal for just a virus??
She mentioned last night she was put on evista, for her bones a few months back. Could this possibly be due to side effects?
I just wanted to discuss the symptoms I have seen and have heard her tell me and my dad (she tells me she's fine normally so not to worry but dad calls to tell me what is going on). Any signs to look for of when should take her to ER at all?
Heart problems run on mom's side of the family. With her sudden symptoms, history of blood pressure, current stress, etc, I just want to take extra precaution.
Bloodwork: BUN: 13
BUN/CREAT Ratio: 16.7
Sodium Level: 133
ALT (SGPT): 13
AST (SGOT): 51
Abs Basos - Auto: 0.0
Abs Eos Auto 0.0
Abs Lymph - Auto: 0.8
Abs Mono - Auto:L 0.6
Abs PMN - Auto: 4.7
Basophil Auto: 0.4
Eos Auto: 0.4
Lymph Auto: 12.9
Mono Auto: 10.1
Neutro Auto: 76.3
Urinalysis: Specific Gravity: 1010
Protein: 30, everything else negative.
When I say worse than last week I guess I mean with additional symptoms. She doesn't have a fever as severe as 102. 100 or less.