I am quite worried about my father's health. He is 83 years old and has been sick with flu like symptoms for several weeks. He had diarrhea for 11 days and was running a high fever. My mother (82 years old) took him to the doctor who gave him pills to take.
A few days later he was so dehydrated and weak that we took him to the hospital. They put him on IV and took cultures. After 6 days he started to feel better and they released him. They said he had a bad reaction to antibiotics he had taken a few weeks earlier.
My mother said he is sick again with diarrhea and low fever. She called the hospital who refered her to a health hotline. They told her it was nothing to worry about, that it just takes time to recover at that age. They said that if the fever reaches 100.8 or if he shows signs of dehydration that we should take him to the hospital but otherwise to rest and take plenty of fluids.
My sisters and brother think it sounds fishy. My father is very thin and I don't think he can sustain this for long.
I just needed to talk about it, thanks all for listening.