Any way to comeout of DVT with lung infarction

hiii everyone,my father suffered from severe DVT,it started from leg and it goes to left,small portion of left lung got he cant breath before two he is better compare to previous days......Now he taking pradaxa...last 20 days he got faint and some lazyness.....

how my father get out of these completely,any way to come out of infarction?

any way to regenerate tissue in lungs?

or shall i take any other medicine instead of pradaxa?

or want to do physically any exercise?

my father leg gets expanded when he walk more than ......

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  • It's a very frightening time for you and your father. What has happened to him is very serious, and recovery will take a long time. However, the human body is amazing and can recover from all kinds of damage. There will be people on this site who have got their lives back after similar illness and they can tell you first hand. There's also a good article here:

    Best thing you can do is go with your father to see his consultant and write down a list of questions to ask. Take your time and ask them to repeat the answers if you don't understand. Often the nurses are very helpful too and can explain things better without using too much medical language.

    It's normal that your father will feel very tired and not be able to take much exercise yet, and that he will get swollen legs. It's good for him to do as much as he can because gentle exercise is helpful, but he should ask his GP for advice. I'm sure your support and interest is very important for him. Best wishes for his recovery!

  • Thanks for replying..

    But my father is better compare to previous days...He can do his work normally....

    Any other chance to recover fully?

    He taking homeopathy as well as English medicine

  • But i just want to know,He can do his own work easily.

    how its possible..

    But doctor said 100 out of none people can survive at this condition..

    But ur father is lucky......

    Actually what can i do for his surviving?

  • Dear Vicky, my Dad had only 1 lung for most of his life after pneumonia almost killed him in his early teens. This was back in the 1920's and was nothing to do with infarct. However he worked his whole life until retirement and died aged 86 after an active, busy life with just one lung. So not having 2 healthy lungs doesn't mean you can't survive.

    We can't offer medical advice here and you should always speak to your GP for advice. But lots of people would say a positive attitude is as important as medication. Help your father to stay positive, encourage him to take gentle exercise and do as much as he can but to rest often and listen to his body, he will know when he needs to rest. I wish you both a happy and healthy new year in which his health continues to improve!

  • Wow! After reading the article I feel like even more of a freak then I already am. I had an untreateds PE that basically killed 2/3rds of my right lung back in 2002, I think. With a high pain tolerance, no insurance and having a PE never crossed my mind. I had severe allergies and would cough constantly. I had injured the muscles in my chest more than once by coughing so much usually because of the position I was in at the time of the coughing. I had two jobs, two elementary aged daughters to support. Though I definitely recall the approx. 2 months of hellish pain I did not miss an hour of work at either job. When actually I should have died. Just weird to be me. It did take months to recover and I was constanly short of breath but im still here. Definitely shouldn't be. Yep im a freak of nature. I guess sometimes that's a good thing. No worries im cool with being a freak. Never liked to be like everyone else any way. I always had to be different and I guess I still am. Im not saying it was easy because trust me, you know the pain, I had no pain meds, u know the shortness of breath, with no oxygen. I am lucky to be here. But one thing I am is determined to be here for as long as my children need me.

  • Wow indeed! Everyone is different and everyone's body is different so comparisons are often tricky. As it happens, my Dad had only one working lung for most of his life. He had pneumonia as a teenager and in those days (1920's) the treatment for a collapsed lung was to cauterise it - effectively seal it off. He got bad allergies in the summer months and would get breathless after strenuous exercise but otherwise lived to 86 and never let it stop him doing what he wanted in life. So good for him, and good for you too. I'm for difference - it's what makes life interesting.

  • I agree! Also with APS u have got to keep a good senseof humor. U can either laugh or cry and cryn just gives u a headache! So find I bright side, a silver linning even if its silly or maybe even little morbid. Always better to laugh then cry. Cause we already get WAY to many headaches!!!

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