My 84 year old mother was in the hospital for pneumonia (from getting choked on some cornbread and buttermilk). In the course of her treatment, my mom had a chest tube inserted to drain fluid from around the lungs. During this time mom felt like she had to vomit. Mom was about 90 lbs with Rheumatoid Arthritis. They said that they gave her a childs dose (12mg) of Phenergan for the nausea. She became very confused, could not hold her head up and could only mumble for the next 3-4 hours. About 12 hours after the dose she passed away from "respitory distress." Seems like I have read somewhere that Phenergan is not recommened for persons with respitory infections and the elderly. Does this appear to be out of the norm for this condition? Thank you.