Hi. Dr Rick here. I completed an Internal medicine internship in NYC and have two decades of clinical experience. How can I assist you today?
From what you have posted, she needs to be seen by a doctor right away.
What do you think is wrong with her?
If she can not see her regular doctor then, unfortunately, the only other option, is to go to the ER even if you had to call 911 to get her there.
What makes you think so?
That is hard to tell from what you have posted, but I do know that at her age she doesn't have a lot of reserve to fight what ever may be going on....
She is old, she is weak, can't walk, she is feeling hot but her temp is very, very low, she is ashen and clammy.......That would be serious if it were you or me. In her, I consider it an emergency.
I know she has a history of high blood pressure and that is being controlled by medication. Should I give her medicine this morning?
If we knew what her BP was, I could answer that with more confidence. One thing for sure. Giving her BP meds is not going to fix what is going on.
okay do you know what causes our body temp to be below normal?
There are many causes, especially in a person her age. It could be from a severe infection (sepsis), heart problems, etc. The list of the many causes really won't help you or here right now. What she needs is immediate medical attention.
Ok, thanks a lot
My pleasure. I hope she gets better soon.
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