As a home health nurse I am going to assume that you have a plan of care for this patient with Dr. contact phone numbers. I would strongly suggest that you call the Dr. and report what you are seeing. Also, who is this person's Power of Attorney for Health Care - this person should also be notified as this would be the person that could help get your patient to the Drs. or to the ER if the need arises.
Remember as this patient's advocate you have to be assertive and if it turns out to be anxiety - no foul done. This patient is lucky to have a nurse that has his best interest at heart and recognizes that anxiety is not the cause of all things. Kudos to you.
~~Kitt~~Moderator: Anxiety, Osteoarthritis,
GERD/Heartburn and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease. "I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship" ~ Louisa May Alcott