• confused

    Asked by beth2012 on Wednesday, August 14, 2013


    Since Sunday my husband has been disoriantied and confused. he been repeating himself and seem confused with just basic things. I called nurse waiting for call back I dont know if side effects he been on the same meds for the cancer and blood clots. He will be having a pet scan this sat. Is this normal?

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    • romylee06's Avatar

      You need to get him to the ER to get evaluated.

      about 5 years ago
    • Peroll's Avatar

      No it is not normal and needs to be looked at ASAP. Sometimes the ER is the best way to get seen fast these days and that will likely get worse overthe next few years. Go the the ER associated with w your Dr and drop names of his Drs. Thaat will insure that his Drs get involved ASAP. Good Luck

      about 5 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      Yes. Its not normal and could be Brain mets as well as other htings like blood clots. He needs to be seen right away.

      about 5 years ago
    • AlizaMLS's Avatar

      Dear beth,

      I'm Aliza, a BC patient and a Medical Librarian. While we generally don't offer medical advice, I will in this case because it's an Emergency! If there's a question of blood clots, it could be a stroke causing confusion and your husband needs to get to an ER that treats stroke victims. I'd recommend phoning for an ambulance and taking cash with you so you can take a cab home-NOW!! (I'm not yelling, just being emphatic)

      Don't wait for Saturday. The longer you wait if it's a stroke, the more severe the outcome). Don't drive yourself because you may be upset or your husband may have more symptoms on the way. Call 911 and get the Paramedics/EMTs immediately!

      Good luck-I hope things turn out ok. Keep us posted.


      about 5 years ago
    • alivenwell's Avatar

      Call 911. If he is losing oxygen, that is serious stuff. Call his oncologist and physician and report the symptoms. If he seems OK you may want to acquire an oxymeter at a local drug store. It measures his oxygen level which should be in the 90s. Is he using an oxygen tank at home or a CPAP hooked up to one?

      about 5 years ago

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