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82 year old mother diarrhea and sleepiness

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  • Posted By: paradiselost
  • April 9, 2008
  • 06:07 AM

Hello my 82 year old mother has since sunday become extremly sleepy and has diarrhea although not consistant. I took her to the doctor and he took blood and said it was either virus or mini stroke and he would let me know . When I called back to find out results the nurse told me everything was normal but her sugar was high 238 to be exact but that was it I was told nothing they could see and maybe she had a flu. She has diabetes type II and takes medicine for it and it might have been missed in the morning that day of the doctor because it was hard to wake her up for anything I had to sit her up to feed her and she just seems so sickly. She has never been the lay around type person she is usually doing something and she never sleeps all day she is an early riser. It's going on 4 days she has been lethargic each day only getting up to go to the bathroom and when I wake her to eat and take medicine. It definatly seems as though something is wrong with her and I plan to seek a second opinion. A few weeks ago she could not control the diarrhea and it happened again yesterday. She did not feel sick or sleepy when it happened a few weeks ago but now she has a hard time getting up and when she is up all she wants to do is lay down. I understand she is sick and needs to rest but the doctor said he could not see anything wrong with her. I have been trying to keep her drinking water to keep from dehydration but she keeps resisting saying it makes her have to go to the bathroom constantly even though she is on detrol which apparently does not work so well anymore. I do not understand why her doctor says there is nothing wrong and other then speculating the day we went about a virus has since said he can't find anything. She is obviously sick and I am taking as best care of her that I can but I am worried her doctor could not tell me anything. If anyone knows of any sickness that just makes you extremely sleepy and diarrhea could you please let me know I would appreciate it. Thank you very much for your time.

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