• New Symptom shortness of breath, oxygen levels went down to 80s this morning.

    Asked by kos56 on Wednesday, August 7, 2013

    New Symptom shortness of breath, oxygen levels went down to 80s this morning.

    I know this is not a good sign as he has multiple tumors in both his lungs and a huge lymph node tumor in his chest. He is a CedarsSinai in a LA. Had brain surgery a week ago to cut trigeminal nerves which have been causing excruciating jawpain for 5 months. Procedure did not work, left him worse off with agitated delirium and confusion. Doctors have no explanation. They were going to do a sedated MRI of his brain today but it was canceled due to low oxygen level and also problem with his heart which made going under anesthesiology too dangerous. He is so agitated he cannot sit still for MRI. Meanwhile he is restrained in vest as he keeps trying to climb out of bed, and today he apparently started biting, hitting and kicking staff. Drs are trying all sorts of medd, but things are only getting worse. He is suffering from acute delirium with major agitation, does not know where he is or why he is there. I am distraughtt beyond belief. do not know what to do. SOS

    2 Answers from the Community

    • CAS1's Avatar
      CAS1

      Oh my goodness I am so sorry. This is just brutal for you and your loved one.

      The Dr's can give him a number of things to calm him down and to let him sleep. The agitation can be adding to his shortness of breath.

      I don't have answers other than to say a prayer for you both. Make sure you are taking care of yourself too as this can be so overwhelming. I am so sorry.

      almost 8 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      I wish I had answers for you. I can only send my good wishes for you both. I'm so sorry you both have to endure this.

      almost 8 years ago

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