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My mother has myelodysplasia and takes... My mother has

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My mother has myelodysplasia and takes...
My mother has myelodysplasia and takes chemo Dacogen every 4 weeks. 3 weeks ago, she cut her leg and received 12 stitches. It wasn't healing and looked infected so she was taken to hospital and admitted one week ago. She was receiving cefepime and vanco IV and was doing well until 7 days afterbeing admitted. On the 7th day she was lethargic and would not awaken. On the 8th day she was diagnosed with cdiff and began repetitively screaming out her husband's name. She does respond to tactile stimuli by hollering out, no other responses. She is able to swallow when fed. CT scan of head and blood work all OK. This has now continued for 2 days. Vitals wnl. Nurse said she has been afebrile for 3 days so they don't feel delirium Due to infection.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Any other medical issues?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Has copd, o2 sat 98% on ra
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Very sensitive to anesthesia, makes her hallucinate and act very strange.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

She has delirium

this is common in elderly hospitalized patients with infections

she will need to have treatment for the underlying condition

haldol IV will help too

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

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