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Medical question

  1. greencha profile image70
    greenchaposted 5 years ago

    Medical question

    I wld be grteful for advice frm any medical pract. out there- My mother is 91 has angina and lung dis COPD,also ins dependt Diabetic. Had aphasic stroke year bfore last,then in hosp again last yr )with Pneumonia fr mths.Evry Feb her lungsget an infect,with fluid. Again this yr we are trying to kp her at home  has been on abiotics for one wk and still coughing bad.The doctor originally told us she didnt have a lung infection until we got her to hos. Then the specialist said she has.Is there any old fashioned  thing we could try to encourage more progress in her recovery. Many thanks. Regards Ch

  2. Mr.NGR profile image60
    Mr.NGRposted 5 years ago

    I apologize as I cannot help you with an answer to the question you posed. I just wanted to let you know that I hope and pray for the best for you and your family.

    1. greencha profile image70
      greenchaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's so very kind thankyou,many regards C

  3. Benson Brock profile image68
    Benson Brockposted 5 years ago

    Not a medical practitioner but an home old home  practice in michigan for congested lungs is fish oil. Try liquid form(Norwegian type)

    1. greencha profile image70
      greenchaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Benson Brock

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      Benson Brockposted 5 years agoin reply to this
  4. teamrn profile image68
    teamrnposted 5 years ago

    Lung infections are hard, especially on elderly. She's probably quasi-recovered by now; but to keep then away in the future:

    maximize her mobility
    have her expand her lungs a lot (you've probably seen those little things she blows
         in that are plastic and she raises a ball and holds it" Well, make sure she does
         that a few times a day
    make sure plenty of liquids; with the COPD, find out from her doctor HOW MUCH,
         but liquids thin out the secretions of 'junk' in her lungs so she can cough them
         up. I emphasize checking with her physician, because she can develop CHF if
         lungs and heart aren't working well or are compromised and then you're taking
         care of one problem, only to create another.
    plenty of rest
    when she is going to eat, make sure she's sitting up, to decree the chance of food
         going down the wrong 'pipe'
    don't let a doc tell you she doesn't have a lung infection-if you suspect it, you're
         probably right. With a history of lung infections, you're more likely to get them
         so the doc needs to prove YOU wrong. Don't let it escalate into a battle but she
         is your mother, you want to advocate for her, she has a history of lung infections
         and repeated bouts of pneumonia are not uncommon in the elderly.  I'm a nurse and have seen these scenarios sooo many times. Best of luck and bless you for advocating so much for your Mom.  Hugs, Annie