OK my learned friends, I need some help, as i'm completly confused by this whole oxygen level thing:
I'll tell a little story - I've had asthma all my life, but it got less serious as a teenager, and only started coming back in the last couple of years.
4 months ago, i had an attack, and collapsed, thankfully at the doctor's surgery.. they put me on O2, and my sats at that point were 90. when i was discharged from A&E later, they were 98.
then last time i got bad (nearly 2 months ago now) my sats were 97, my ABG was 8.8, and they admitted me, and put me on O2 2L.. the sats were about the same next day when they sent me home..
and today when i did my lung function tests they were 97...
so what level is too low? when do people normally get given O2? I'm so confused... are all these numbers similar coz actually there is nothing wrong with my oxygen levels?
please help me, my brain is exploding!