• Pneumonia and Ventilator after Lobectomy

    Asked by star819 on Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    Pneumonia and Ventilator after Lobectomy

    My mother was diagnosed with stage 1 adenocarcinoma about 2 months ago. One week ago, she went in for a lobectomy. They had to extract both middle and bottom lobes of her right lung. On Tuesday, she was doing okay, and by Wednesday morning things took a turn. She was diagnosed with pneumonia in the left lung and was started on antibiotics, a steroid, and placed on a bipap machine. She seemed to be getting better, and on Friday they began switching her on and off bipap to high nasal. When I called today, I was told that she was not letting the bipap machine breathe for her anymore and that they intubated her.To top all this off, they took her off of her anti anxiety/depression medication, and she was also going through nicotine withdrawal. (she was doing her best to quit before the surgery) I had asked them to do what they could to get her back on her medication so she would stop trying to pull the painful mask off.Has anyone else been through a similar situation? What was the outcome?

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