A 79-year-old man with a past medical history of diet-controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and chronic lower extremity venous stasis ulcers requiring two skin grafts was admitted to the hospital due to dehydration. He was in his usual state of health intermittently being wheelchair bound due to leg ulcers until four days earlier, when he accidentally spilled hot tea on his left arm while in the kitchen. In his attempt to maneuver the wheelchair away from the spill, the wheelchair turned over, pinning him on the floor and against the cabinets. He remained in that position for four days until he was found by a neighbor in semi-conscious state lying in urine and feces. The patient was agitated and combative when aroused and was transported to the emergency room.
"A Case of Hypercalcemia,"
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