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Experience:  Over two decades of clinical practice. Completed a medical internship in New York City
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My 93 year old mother who suffers from mixed alzheimers and

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my 93 year old mother who suffers from mixed alzheimers and vascular dementia has in the past week taken to her bed. When she passes water the urine is slimy green with a very pungent smell and complains of a stomach pain. She is not eating or drinking as she has been. We informed our GP to come and see her but he only gave a phone diagnosis and told us to take her, if things worsen, to outpatients, he prescribed a course of Trimethoprim as he thought she had a urinary infection. Can you advise:
a) is there anything we can give her instead of food, she will drink if we put the liquid in her mouth?
b) is there any other diagnosis that could account for her symptoms?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 2 years ago.
Hi. My name is***** and I am online and available to help you today. Thank you for your patience.Question and answer is just one of the services I offer. I can also provide you with premium services, such as live telephone or skype consultation, at a small additional cost. Let me know if you are is important that she continue to get nutrition. That being said, you also do not want her to aspirate food or liquids into her lungs....At her age, there could be any number of things that could be accounting for her symptoms. Anything from kidney failure to systemic metabolic imbalance.If I were in your shoes I would take her to outpatients or even Emergency.Does this make sense to you? It's safe for you to press the positive feedback button now if you so desire. And, never fear, even after you press that button I'll still be right here to continue helping you, but, as I do work for tips, I want to make sure you are happy before rating me. Dr. Rick MD FACS