If your senior goes back and forth more than an ounce or two (normal daily fluctuation I'm told) I'd be really worried and would get him in ASAP.
- Contributor in 2014
An x-ray will tell you a lot. An enlarged heart, fluid around the heart or in the lungs, gas in the GI system and arthritis are some of the things that an x-ray can screen for. Regular weighing can also tell you if there is consistent weight loss (indicative of illness).
- Supporter in '15
I asked about this topic in a different thread when i started noticing changes, and was assured this can be normal as long as health is otherwise good.