A female asked:
100 yr old not sick in over 30 yrs, but TIA strokes. No longer able to hold her head up & bedridden. Concerned about pneumonia. Suggestions?
1 doctor answer
Dr. John Munshower answered
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Call her Dr.: If you are truly concerned about pneumonia, possibly aspiration pneumonia, etc. Than she would need a chest x-ray. At 100 years old and with a history of tia's/strokes and worsening function, it sounds like she will need some nursing care at the least. Difficult decisions to make soon, regarding nursing home, skilled nursing facility, etc. May be needed. Best wishes.
Answered on Apr 14, 2016
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