Hello - I wonder if any of you can advise.
My husband was diagnosed with COPD last May - he has Severe COPD (FEV1 of
35%) and suffered respiratory failure in January this year. He was in a critical condition and spent 9 days in an induced coma, he also had a tracheotomy fitted (he very unfortunately caught flu and had pneumonia even though he had the injections)......
He has made a terrific recovery and although he struggles daily with breathlessness, he manages really well. He is very fortunate he does not need oxygen therapy as the saturation level in his blood is 99%.
The one thing he struggles with is fatigue, he will sleep 8 hours + a night but still gets out of bed feeling exhausted, we have mentioned this to his doctor and respiratory consultant and they don't seem too concerned at this stage but it is bothering him.
As he only came out of ICU 8 months ago, it is still early days and it will still take some time to recover and I have said as long as he feels okay, then it will be part of the recovery process but he is feeling anxious about it.
So, I thought I would ask you for your advise and your experience so he knows not to worry and that he is not alone........