Part I: Recognizing RELEVANT Clinical Data History of Present Problem:
Minnie Taylor is a 62-year-old African-American female with a history of diabetes mellitus type II, hypertension, and peripheral arterial disease who had a left below the knee amputation (LBKA) three days ago. She had two small loose, watery stools last night and a third large watery brown stool this afternoon that had a distinct foul odor.
Minnie is now complaining of generalized lower abdominal cramping that she rates 3/10. She does not have an appetite and does not feel like drinking fluids. Minnie was awake and alert after lunch, but later that afternoon just before supper you note that Minnie is sleepy and once aroused, falls right back to sleep. Personal/Social History: Minnie is a retired teacher who never married and has no close friends.
She lives alone in her own apartment.