My Mum has not had an easy time of it since her heart attack in March; triple heart bypass, cardiac tamponade, AF, low BP, haemotoma resulting in debridement and VAC. Further to her second discharge she became increasingly breathless, and she has just had almost a litre of fluid drained from her lung.
Firstly I am concerned about how the process was carried out; her lung was drained without the use of ultrasound guidance, then a couple of Nurses who had never removed a lung drain before took the drain out without stitching the hole/simply placed a dressing on her back and no final chest x-ray was taken. Am I overreacting please?
Secondly, she is now back home and her breathing doesn't seemed to have improved. She is constantly tired (more than ever before) and is still breathless. Is this to be expected considering all that she has gone through please?