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My mom has stage 4 COPD and recently went to the er (two days

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My mom has stage 4 COPD and recently went to the er (two days ago) she has a bit of pneumonia and blood in her urine. She is also very under weight. I just took her temperature because I noticed her wheezing it was 95.7 should I bring her back to the ER?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
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Stage 4 COPD is an advanced stage disease can cause significant weight loss and also weaker immune system.
Hence, even a mild infection can be problematic and can cause septicemia or spread of infection in the blood stream.
That can result in drop in body temperature i her usual temp is higher than that.
Besides she is also wheezing.
Steroid can also suppress the infection related signs.
Hence, it is better to go back to the ER for another evaluation, maybe consider IV antibiotics if her breathing has worsened.
Best wishes,
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