My dad had his first check up today since being discharged from hospital last Friday. He's on 0.5 litres of oxygen through the day and he has a non-via mask during the night.
Monday just gone I rang his local gp just to see if everything was ok after the weekend, she said she could hear crackling in his lungs but assured us that it would go in due course (after steroids had completed its course) his oxygen level was 90+ and seemed happy with him.
Today the nurse took blood from his ear lobe and made the dreaded sigh sound, she explained that his carbon dioxide was high but his ph was ok which suggests that his body is coping ok (atm) she turned the pressure of his non-via mask up and said we have to go back next week to check again. His oxygen level was 85 and his pulse was quite high too.
She said to keep a eye on symptoms: headaches on waking up : drowsiness: confusion :coughing :sweaty: twitching just to name a few. Throughout the week he has a few of the symptoms not all at once. I don't want to be watching his every move every hour of every day but I can't help myself. I thought things would start to get back to normal especially after reading so many positive things off different people but with similar illness.
Fingers crossed next weeks reading will improve and we can move onwards and upwards.
Love and light