My Dad is coughing up blood, very weak and can't breath. Been hosp and they did a scan and looking like 'bussel lung' which is copd?? He due to have ct scan on Monday but I think he should be in hosp. He is stubborn, don't know what to do?? Dr on way. Please advise
Is the inhaler enough? It sounds as though he needs oxygen.
My dad died in not dissimilar circumstances. It's really awful. It was very important to my dad that he died at home rather than in hospital. (A hospice was never suggested.) We were lucky that that's what happened. What about your dad? Do you think he'd take a turn for the worse just by going to hospital? That's what I thought would happen with my dad.
I really don't know, he is very weak and short of breath. I don't think the Dr thinks he is going to just suddenly die but to me he should be in hospital until they know exactly what is wrong with him. He's lost a stone in a few weeks and they have him on antibiotics too. I think they want to wait until he has had ct scan.
My dad had lung cancer and heart failure. The cancer didn't affect him really (he was very old) - it caused no pain and his breathing wasn't too bad, but he'd get very tired. The doctor thought it was his heart that was the problem.
Whenever the MacMillan nurses were there they would always ask whether he was coughing up blood. Always. It was obviously significant. I'm surprised your dad's doctor wasn't concerned about that.