Hi all soz I haven't posted for a few weeks took my dad yest for his lyng function test at hospital but they tried 3 attempts but he can't stop coughing when doing so she said it's classed as void they did a test for his oxygen level an said it was a but low. We are now waiting see consultant in January near the end but I don't know what they will say because they said wouldn't or couldn't not sure now confirm copd or what's wrong with dad without lung function we even paid private see a different specialist but they said without that wouldn't diagonose I asked what about the xray an ct scan but they said need the lung function test tge only thing the private Dr did prescribe wad steroids and try some different tablets for 10 days to break the mucous up instead of the carbocistiene sorry not sure how to spell it. I asked the lady yest if we could find out results earlier than end of January because not only would we like to kniw what's wrong with dad and make sure he's on tge right medication but we booked a holiday around 10 weeks ago before dad was taken ill to Malaysia and his insurance runs out this week but we can't renew it without a diagnosis and if he as got copd can he fly because until we can see if we can get insurance mum doesn't know what to do she did say we could do a fit to fly test which costs about 70.00 mum doesn't mind paying but until we know if he as copd is there any point I asked if we could get results sent to gp earlier but they said they don't get sent to gp until consultant reports on them and sge can't see him before January it's just so frustrating I said well how will sge make a diagnosis because she saud before without the lung function test she wouldn't the lady just said well she will probably ask dad questions and look at ct scan again bit I said the only problem with that is dad can't answer most of questions because his alzeihmers getting worse since been taken ill with chest. Don't know if any of you have any ideas what we can do next or if there's anything I can ask gp feel so sorry for dad and mum it's there 50th anniversary next year and they were so looking forward to Malaysia we couldn't go this year because I was to poorly and had to cancel but more than anything just want to know what's wrong with dad I kniw he's 85 but up until around 10 weeks ago he was fine and fit as a fiddle going tge gym 5 times a week and you would have thought when he's been in hospital and tge consultant told me he as copd we just not sure how bad until further test and he had type 2 resperiritory failure you don't expect him to come out then the Dr who has taken over in the community to say I'm not convinced to either and she said I don't if he had infection but they sent report from hospital to Dr's saying copd with a question mark type q resperiritory failure and pneumonia . If anyone can help we would appreciate as we are all so confused.
Thanks and hope you are all ready for xmas.