So Dad is currently in hospital and has fluid in his tummy. He is on an infusion (similar to what he’s been on before) and catheter. His BP is low and so are his oxygen levels. He seems quite confused or slow in his thinking at times. I’m hoping this will improve as the fluid comes off. He drinks quite a lot of water at home as he gets a very dry mouth (he is on oxygen) and I think that’s something he’ll have to watch. He was doing so well a couple of weeks ago and now I’m so worried about him ☹️
Update on previous post... Dad in hos... - British Lung Foun...
Thank you. I’ve just spoken to the ward a I’m away visiting my husbands family and it seems that they think dad may have pericardial effusion? Critical care team are monitoring him on the ward. He’s tachycardic. Lungs seem ok, oxygen ok but heart really not. Anyone any experience of this, I’m feeling this is really not good for dad at all and not sure how he can come through this
Ah like Dad, pneumonia see, antibiotics will sort him out. I expect you are relieved.
Let us know how he is getting on x
It is understandable to be worried.
Dad had the same a couple of times with bronchitis or pneumonia. He was put on diuretics for quite a while.
He was also confused. Actually that’s how I always knew he was coming down with something.
It sounds like your Dad is well looked after.
Dad seems very confused by things. He telephoned my mum a short while ago asking her to come and pick him up as me needs to go to hospital.... he’s already in hospital! She’s mentioned it to ward staff who seem to say different things from it’s where he’s dehydrated to it could be the infection that’s making him confused. At times he seems more with it than others. I think tiredness is also playing a part ☹️
I know whenever I dealt with CONFUSION with my Mother and other ladies (I do hair) I ask them to get tested for a urinary track infection. These infections throw off the sodium and potassium in their brains which makes the confusion. Men don't get them as often as women, but when my boyfriend (RIP) was in the hospital I noticed how confused he was getting! I asked for a urinary infection test and sure enough, that was it!
Unfortunately I bring bad news about my Dad. He very sadly passed away last night, his kidneys stopped working, liver was damaged and everything stopped. So very very sad for a man who was so active and working still up until the last twelve months. Over the last weeks he has barely been able to stand at times and walking such a strain. I know it makes sense for him to be at peace but I just want him back 💔