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Old 10-05-2013, 12:58 AM   #11
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When our elders are sick, it is very easy to mix up names. You did the right thing taking DA to the clinic today. Now that she is doing better, you have to take care of you so that you are strong when she needs you again. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.
I thank you so very much, PrincessFiona. When I put her to bed, I went down here and I took a nap of two hours! I feel better, but I am still tired. Floors are not very comfortable to sleep upon.

So, this is a normal thing for older people to do? I am glad to know of this. Thank you for telling me of this.

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Old 10-05-2013, 01:03 AM   #12
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I thank you so very much, PrincessFiona. When I put her to bed, I went down here and I took a nap of two hours! I feel better, but I am still tired. Floors are not very comfortable to sleep upon.

So, this is a normal thing for older people to do? I am glad to know of this. Thank you for telling me of this.

With love,
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You are welcome!
Yes, very normal, sometimes it's the only way to tell they are sick. They become mixed up easily and can get quite confused.

Hugs for you both!
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Old 10-05-2013, 01:14 AM   #13
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Yes, very normal, sometimes it's the only way to tell they are sick. They become mixed up easily and can get quite confused.

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I am so very glad to know this! I shall certainly remember of this, and I will know for the future if this happens again.

Hugs to you also!

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Hi Cat. I hope DA is feeling better and resting comfortably. Now YOU should go get some sleep! (That's right, I see that green dot below your profile picture that says you are here. ) I'll keep you both in my prayers.
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Old 10-05-2013, 02:07 AM   #15
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Hi Cat. I hope DA is feeling better and resting comfortably. Now YOU should go get some sleep! (That's right, I see that green dot below your profile picture that says you are here. ) I'll keep you both in my prayers.
Thank you! I just checked of her, and she is in very normal sleep. I had just realized I did not look of the box for the mail today. Azia and I shall run out to get the mail, and we will be back to sleep for the night.

Thank you very much again!

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Thank you! I just checked of her, and she is in very normal sleep. I had just realized I did not look of the box for the mail today. Azia and I shall run out to get the mail, and we will be back to sleep for the night.

Thank you very much again!

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I missed this discussion over the last couple of days. I hope our DA is feeling better today and you managed to get a good night's sleep. God bless.
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:46 AM   #17
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When our elders are sick, it is very easy to mix up names. You did the right thing taking DA to the clinic today. Now that she is doing better, you have to take care of you so that you are strong when she needs you again. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.
When my Mom got up into her 90's she would become confused when she had a UTI.

I never realized that a UTI could be the cause of her becoming slightly disoriented and confused.

A round of antibiotics and she was as sharp as a ninety year old tack!
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When my Mom got up into her 90's she would become confused when she had a UTI.

I never realized that a UTI could be the cause of her becoming slightly disoriented and confused.

A round of antibiotics and she was as sharp as a ninety year old tack!
Yes, my mother too. Confusion with UTIs is very common in elderly persons.
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:40 AM   #19
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When my Mom got up into her 90's she would become confused when she had a UTI.

I never realized that a UTI could be the cause of her becoming slightly disoriented and confused.

A round of antibiotics and she was as sharp as a ninety year old tack!
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Yes, my mother too. Confusion with UTIs is very common in elderly persons.
When one of my patients has a behavior change, the first thing I check for is a UTI, I've caught a lot of them early before they become bad. I also don't trust coughing in a patient who normally doesn't cough.
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