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82 yr old male, on high bp neds, urinating dark, feeling

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82 yr old male, on high bp neds, urinating dark, feeling miserable. Has been severely dehydrated and in kidney failure before, maybe 3 x in 6 years. sleeping a lot. Hoarse throat, but no conjestion evident, nor runny nose. Last episode they thought he had pneumonia with the kidney failure, or the infection comes first, then attacks the kidneys?
Having trouble getting him to an ER on a weekend as he feels no doctors are there to help him, and is ignored until Monday. Especially, holiday weekend. Can he afford to wait to Monday to get help, or should he be on antibitoitics right away?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

What happens is basically the infection first.

Infection taxes the body and dehydrates you and then the kidneys fail

This absolutely CANNOT wait until monday

He needs to go to ER tonight.

I'm sure of it.

Go now.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

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