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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!I am so sorry Scotty is showing these symptoms. Increased water intake, urination and weight loss can be an indication of many things including bladder stones, kidney disease, cushing's disease, diabetes. All are manageable once diagnosed but diagnosis is key to prevent progression where treatment becomes less responsive to therapy. For example, if we have diabetes and it is left untreated it can lead to an emergency where we have diabetic ketoacidosis which requires hospitalization to stabilize.But if a diagnosis is made before we get to an urgent state often we can stabilize disease...again if caught and diagnosed so treatment can be initiated.I know it is difficult to convince a spouse of this process and often it is that they don't want to hear that there is something wrong with their senior friend. I wish I could make this process easier for you, an exam and bloodwork +/- urinalysis is key to getting Scotty stabilized so we don't have further weight loss and the increased water intake/ urination will subsideI hope this information makes sense but please let me know how else I can assist you both today
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You are very welcome, best wishes to you and getting Scotty seen soon...
Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today
I am signing off for the night but will return tomorrow if you have any additional questions or concerns.