this is just a rant and a question really!
The respiratory wards at one of the hospitals in my city treats all asthmatics as tho they were copd sufferers whereas the other doesnt!
Recently every admission ive had has been a blue light job so ive ended up at this hospital. It annoys me as i really struggle wit v low sats but copd patients can cope a bit better. The nurses and drs seem to treat us the same i was discharged yday wit sats of 90-and tho i was fine whilst sat in bed i do find doin anythin really puffs me! I know that if i turned up at a and e now they'd not b impressed by the situation but the medics on the ward said that it was normal to hav low sats and a respiratory disease.
Does anyone else hav low sats all the time or is this just an excuse to discharge a patient who has been there practically all yr! I find it v difficult to argue wit the medics theyre supposed to b the experts but asthma and copd are two different conditions and i was under the impression from my gp that sats less than 92 indicates life threatenin asthma am i wrong? Im not doin too bad tday before anyone worries-went to gp this am and sats were 94 stil low but at least better than yday!
I suppose i wanna no if this is the same country wide or whether its just a local thing? And is there anythin i can do nxt time im in to ensure they treat me as an asthmatic and not a copd patient?
Thanx and sorry 4 the rant it just annoyed me! Kitkat Xx