The situation is that this person had a bad cough and then developed a fever of about 102. He became thirsty in the middle of the night, got water, and on his way back to bed, fainted and hit his head against a wall and/or a window crank. He was unconcious for a number of seconds. He has two areas on his head that show impact. He seemed not to remember things that he said initially and repeated himself but now seems alert. He has a doctor's appt. in about 10 hours and would like to go back to sleep (he has not had a good quality leep in a few days.) His temp is about 100.5 and he is not coughing much. Does he need to go to the ER or can he go to sleep and see his dr. later?
He did not have a seizure, no bleeding other than where he hit his head. He is complaining about some strange sensation in his right arm. No vomiting or breathing discomfort. He's had the cough for a few days, but that's been getting better. No green sputum. His only other complaint is that he is very thirsty and his throat is very dry.
Thank you very much for your help. I'll be able to let him sleep peacefully now!