AHHH please help!!!!!

  1. Ok i'm doing this assignemtn and i really need help identifying what diseases these are...... i scanned the paper...





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  3. by   canoehead
    I can't see them, try again.
  4. by   daz
  5. by   el
    I tried, it says the pages are currently unavailable for viewing. Sorry.
  6. by   daz
    ok i'll do it an easy way i'll type up the situation hehehe... heres the 1st one... the list of sypmtoms:

    - mr tom is a 66 year old white male. His WHR is 1.5. he has been DX with Type 2 diabetes and hpertenstion, for which he is taking oral medications. He has been unable to sleep for 3 consecutive nights because he awakens with "feeling i cant get enough air". his sking color is blueish and he occasionally coughs up pinkish sputum. He denies any swelling of his ankles. He states that he has been eating a lot of candy lately to help him stay awake.

    Do u guys know any ideas what disease/illness he could be having???
  7. by   NCNocRN
    With the "I can't sleep at night" scenario, history of hypertension, and coughing up pinkish sputum, the man has left-sided congestive heart failure. The blue-tint to his skin show he has hypoxemia and hypoxia secondary to his lungs shunting blood and not exchanging 02 (pulmonary edema--lungs full of fluid)--frothy pinkish sputum is also a classic sign of this. With the type II DM history, the gentleman may have had a "silent MI" (no classic symptoms, just feeling short of breath and fatigue) also leading to left-sided heart failure. Eating all that candy certainly hasn't helped, probably hyperglycemic as well.
  8. by   daz
    Originally posted by Joy Shepard:
    With the "I can't sleep at night" scenario, history of hypertension, and coughing up pinkish sputum, the man has left-sided congestive heart failure. The blue-tint to his skin show he has hypoxemia and hypoxia secondary to his lungs shunting blood and not exchanging 02 (pulmonary edema--lungs full of fluid)--frothy pinkish sputum is also a classic sign of this. With the type II DM history, the gentleman may have had a "silent MI" (no classic symptoms, just feeling short of breath and fatigue) also leading to left-sided heart failure. Eating all that candy certainly hasn't helped, probably hyperglycemic as well.
    ok that sounds right!! =) are u up for another one???

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