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Should we wait till tomorrow or take him to a doc tonight?

Ok, my dad is in his 60's. He has a heart condition (not 100% sure what it is) and high blood pressure. For the last two nights, he has been kept up by excessive gas that he can't seem to get rid of, heartburn and feeling hot. I tried to get his pulse a little bit ago, but it was weak enough I couldn't find it. When I touched him, he was really clamy and he looked very pale. My question is, should we wait till the morning to take him to the doc, or should we do it tonight?
-Ashley

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spiritguide_23

Asked by spiritguide_23 at 10:46 PM on Dec. 12, 2012 in Health

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Answers (13)
  • Tonight
    maxsmom11807

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 10:49 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • When in doubt- go. Always better to be safe rather than sorry.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 10:50 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • I would probably err on the side of caution and go to the ER. Is there a nurse line on the back of his insurance or Medicare (if he has it) card? Call that first unless you feel it's life threatening.  I'm pretty sure they are going to tell you to go to the ER as well.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 10:50 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • I would get him in tonight. Clammy and pale and heart condition, doesn't sound good.

    Let us know how he's doing.
    PMSMom10

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 10:50 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • I would cal 911, here they would en the paramedics. Please keep us posted.
    DJDNY

    Answer by DJDNY at 10:51 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • I agree with PMS^^^
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 10:51 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • I also agree with DJ^^^
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 10:52 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • NOW!!! What are you doing on here!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:57 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • call 911... let the paramedics come out and access the situation... they will give you better advice then we can!!

    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 11:10 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • Now. You don't want to mess with a heart issue.
    Mom-2-3-Girlz

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 11:33 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

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