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Subject: A geriatric doc told me once that ‘severe pain’ is a valid reason for hospital admittance for the elderly. There can be hidden bone breaks and organ issues going on that may not be caught in the ER.


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In our case, it was a failing liver but had initially been diagnosed as possible pelvic fracture. As it turned out, it was both. Old age is hell.
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Date Posted: Monday, November 19, 07:35:41pm
In reply to: Sounds like he needs a cortisone shot! 's message, "Calling 911 for back pain seems a bit extreme.." on Monday, November 19, 04:00:25pm


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