CHANGE IN BLOOD PRESSURE

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Welchy07, May 11, 2018.

  1. Welchy07

    Welchy07 Registered User

    Feb 8, 2017
    8
    My dad is 78 been in and out hospital since feb with bowel movement probs his body normally 145/78 heart rate 100-110 last couple days he slept loads, talking is mumbled and slow not eating as much (still had good appetitive till now : but today his body is low for him108/80 heart rate in 130’s temp normal I’m not sure whether to ride tonight out or phone 111 about him he doesn’t look well : has a dnr in place what do I do that is right for him or am I worrying over nothing
     
  2. DollyBird16

    DollyBird16 Registered User

    Sep 5, 2017
    1,186
    Female
    Greater London
    Hi
    Call and get them out to check him. You get that sense, when things aren’t right.
    Could call 111, they are normally good. X
     
  3. Welchy07

    Welchy07 Registered User

    Feb 8, 2017
    8
    I want too but don’t want him moved to hospital again so stressful for him x
     
  4. DollyBird16

    DollyBird16 Registered User

    Sep 5, 2017
    1,186
    Female
    Greater London
    I understand,it’s beyond difficult wanting to do the best and the right thing. How about out of hours GP to do the check?
    And talk to the GP about your concerns.
    I’m now thinking do out of hours GP still operate or is it all 999, ring the GP surgery number and they will have a message directing you to the right place for out of hours.
    I so feel for you. X
     
  5. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
    5,787
    Female
    Scotland
    When you ring 111 if they think an out of hours doctor is the best action they will send one.
     
  6. Starter

    Starter Registered User

    Oct 10, 2015
    114
    I hope you got through the night and today ok ♥️
     
  7. MaNaAk

    MaNaAk Registered User

    Jun 19, 2016
    1,240
    Essex
    Dear Welchy,

    If you call 111 it maybe that they just send a doctor out. At least if you call them it could put your mind at rest.

    MaNaAk
     
  8. MaNaAk

    MaNaAk Registered User

    Jun 19, 2016
    1,240
    Essex
    You should get a doctor to look at your dad's medication. My dad's blood pressure tablets eventually gave him low blood pressure which resulted in falls.

    MaNaAk
     
  9. Welchy07

    Welchy07 Registered User

    Feb 8, 2017
    8
    Thanks for reply we phoned 111 resulted in paramedic and ambulance they said conditioned pneumonia in a and e now on ward 3 days of intovenous antibiotics and oxygen over weekend yesterday he was brilliant off oxygen consultant cane today they more concerned with heart rythym and said it not pneumonia but he has shadows on both lungs morebon right and they can’t hear his heart through the back with stethoscope but obviously there heartbeatbhe sitting up and beat through wrists : so distressed as this ward not as informative as the others he been on x
     
  10. Amethyst59

    Amethyst59 Registered User

    Jul 3, 2017
    5,738
    Female
    Kent
    I am so sorry to hear what you are going through. Do the hospital have a dedicated Dementia
    Matron, who could help you with communication with the ward? Or maybe the PALS ....I think all hospitals have those. (It is a patient liaison service).
     

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