My Grandmother Did Not React When Called?
My grandmother from morning until now has not responded. 90 years old and has lost the ability to stand or walk. My relatives were ignored despite calling many times. His gaze was always fixed in one direction and his mouth was always open so he couldn’t drink and eat. What symptoms did my grandmother experience?
Hello Tony, thanks for the question.
The short answer to your question is, immediately take your grandmother to the nearest hospital emergency room or call the nearest practice doctor who can serve house calls. In the elderly, especially those who have been bed-ridden, can occur a lot of complications of the disease. Your grandmother right now might lose her consciousness. Loss of consciousness that is still accompanied by spontaneous breathing and pulse is still present, indicating a severe disturbance in the brain. The brain that contains all kinds of nerve centers regulating the body's cells, when disturbed, it can stop the functioning of the body's systems.
The possibilities that your grandmother is experiencing right now are:
decreased awareness due to dementia decreased awareness due to stroke. Can be a stroke ischemia (blockage or narrowing of the blood vessels of the brain) and bleeding strokes (rupture of blood vessels of the brain). Stroke in the elderly can be fatal, especially if not treated immediately. meningitis (infection of the lining of the brain), encephalitis (infection of brain tissue), or brain abscesses of other brain disorders While waiting until your grandmother can be examined directly by a doctor, you and your family can do:
close your grandmother's eyes so they don't dry out and infection as much as possible close your grandmother's mouth so that they don't dry don't give food and drink because of the danger of choking pay attention to whether the rate of breathing is regular, whether breathing is shallow and shallow, whether the breathing frequency is abnormal (normal breathing frequency ranges between 12 -18 breaths per minute), listen for snoring sounds check your grandmother's pulse on the inner wrist. Is it felt strong or smooth, and whether the frequency is outside the normal number (normal pulse frequency 60-100) hold the tip of the hands and feet if it is cold, and if there is a bluish tint on the fingertips and the lip mucosa give a blanket when the skin feels cold. emphasize at the beginning of this answer, immediately bring your grandmother to see a doctor. It is also possible that your grandmother is experiencing a life-threatening emergency condition. Hopefully you can find the fastest solution soon. Regards.