Hi don't if any of you can help just so confused my dad is 85 an up until about 7 weeks ago apart from alzeihmers was as fit as a fiddle used to go the gym about 5 times a week and always on the go. He had a chest infection last Jan an even when it went all summer he's been saying felt like somet stuck bottom of lungs an coughed most mornings but then went ok just said he was tired but jus put that down to his age took him docs a couple of times in summer sounded chest an said no infection an so thought all ok then about 7 weeks ago had this awful cough so took him docs an they said xray they rang him up 2 days later said wanted see him but no appts for 2 weeks we ended up aving get an emergency appt an doc said we think you might have copd have you smoked or worked in dust we said he gave up smoking 50 yrs ago an only smoked about 10 a week didn't even take them work with him bur he had worked in dust on alot of factory's they made appt r lung function test an gave him steroids an antibiotics he was a bit better but then tablets finished an it came back worse than ever we had gone to wales for a break an he just started coughing and was like he couldn't get his breath an was sweating never seen him like it before even when had chest infection we were going come home from hol but went a bit better and wanted stay as soon as we came back tried get him in doctors by tge time they got him in he was awful bit didbt give him antibiotics or steroids jus inhalers and kept saying lung function test will show more. Then 2 weeks ago went over an mum was just about ring an ambulance he was slumped over couldn't get breathe was sweating an couldn't sit up paramedics came said about his oxygen gave him oxygen an think they drained some off lungs they thought it had caused him have an heart attack got him to a n e who confirmed he was very poorly an if giving the oxygen an antibiotics didn't work would have to look at going into intensive care on a ventilator luckily he perked up and tgey said type 2 resperiritory failure and copd so admitted to resperiritory ward. We had a meeting with consultant who said lung function test cancelled because of chest infection and ct scan would be as an out patient because if having chest infection. The next day I went to visit tgry took him for a ct scan an tge resperiritory nurse came wanted know what scan he'd gone for because wasn't booked in sge even showed me his notes an it said ct scan to be done as out patient 4 to 6 weeks an around the same for lung function test then she said he's goung home tomorrow just got to stop his nebuliser for 24 hours asked if tgey thought he would have to have 1 at home but they said tgey didn't think that bad ct results showed a bit of asbestos an some dust went to pick him up next day an he was discharges with a nebuliser saying to use 4 times daily am nurses would come out to home. Since coming home he's alot better but we are so confused nurse an a resperiritory doc have looked at ct scan said they don't think he had copd and don't think type 2 resperiritory failure said his oxygen levels didn't add up so confused why consultant told us that an it's also on discharge letter now they saying not sure if chest infection either I said well there was something going on an docs an paramedics said we nearly post him good job we just rang ambulance in time. We are so confused everything the consultant said it seems like tgey thinl the or do the opposite nurse came Friday went do his bp an he was covered in a rash we didn't know so we had to get him docs an they ssid think drug allergy but on nothing different since being in hospital he has lung function test 14th December they just keep saying see what that shows but they think he's been over medicated. Can anyone please help we are so confused I know we got to wait got lung function test but things just aren't adding up his rash is no better and got take him back tomorrow feel like everyone saying something different and in the meantime all though dad's loads better than he was he's coughing alot more again and feels like chest infection bit they say not sure don't think he has and my worry is he finished antibiotics day of coming out of hospital even thought consultant said he would have a longer course 2 weeks so he would come home with a week but again they did tge opposite.
Please if anyone can share anything useful we are all so confused