I was unexpectedly asked by my father's doctor to come into a room to talk about my father's medical welfare.
72yrs old, Multiple strokes 13 weeks ago and left bedridden unable to walk and move arm's, unable to eat is and is now peg fed.
Last week, he was sick, with low oxygen. Took straight to a and e
We're he still is now.
Diagnosed lower respiratory tract infection
He was on 8000 litres of oxygen per minute.
As of today he is down to 4000.
I guess I'm asking the question why???
As my dad seems to be improving he was even more talkative than usual for him. (He doesn't talk much since the stroke)
So why ask this question.
I haven't been told my dad deteriorating
Although I can see it.
But Is this question by the doctor more of a formality rather than "code for something more sinister?
He has mental capacity and never diagnosed copd.