Tips For Caregiver's

People with Alzheimer's disease frequently become more disoriented after dark or when waking. Leaving a night-light on in the bedroom may be helpful.


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Possible Pneumonia

The last few days have been somewhat rough for Muddear. It has been a really long time since she has been ill, so I was surprised a few days ago when she began having a nasty cough. We always call the doctor immediately when Muddear gets a nasty cough - our attempt to ward off anything serious before it gets started.  Lucky for us, the doctor was already scheduled to visit.

According to the Doctor, Muddear's left lung sounds like there may be fluid in it, so she ordered X-rays. Additionally, Muddear was running a fever so as a preemptive measure, the Doctor called in an antibiotic. There is a concern that Muddear may have Pneumonia which if she does has solidified for me the reason why I will never again consent to Muddear having a Pneumonia Vaccine. She just had the vaccine about a month ago.

Nevertheless, now armed with antibiotics and Tylenol, we have been fighting what we possibly believe to be pneumonia. Muddear has been in the bed all day and all night since Thursday. Even if it is not pneumonia, Muddear caught some sort of bug and I hope the worst is behind us. I'll keep you posted.

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