My mother has a form of valley fever. (a fungal infection common to the southwest united states.) I was told by several family members that had been her caretakers up till this point. that she also has a pneumonia like infection. as well as meningitis. Her primary care physician has prescribed a zpack (azithromycin 500 mg first day then 250 per day for five total days) fluconizole twice daily for the fungal infection..)) what else should be done? I am just beginning to try and help and obviously the goal for me and for her is to save and or prolong her life. I'm not convinced that all her doctors and laymen caretakers have the same goal in mind.. what should i be demanding be done?
A little background on her. she is 72 years old. two time cancer survivor. she has COPD.Emphysema,fibro-myalgia,mild seizure disorder,mild Alzheimers. or dementia.(i'm not convinced at least part of her ailments are not related to allergies to food or medications or both) she is allergic to penicillin,sulfur,(not sure what else as her doctor hasn't ordered tests) could it be that some of her medications contain allergens that could be mimicking the ailments? Obviously i need help here and don't know what questions to ask and to whom to ask them.
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