Re: mom has addisons
I agree with previous post. She may be on inadequate treatment for her Addison's, and doses are usually increased increased for things like surgeries and serious illnesses like pneumonia. These are events that are very hard for the elderly to overcome, but especially if their cortisol levels are too low. I would get an endocrine consult ASAP, even if you have to take her there from the home, as many Drs do not see patients in nursing homes. You could talk to the endo first and have your Mom get labs drawn in the home, so results are available for the endo visit. It will save time and get her on proper doses quicker.