My partner who is on oxygen therapy for pulmonary fibrosis gave me a scare recently by uncontrollable nosebleed. We called an ambulance, and they took him to hospital.
Doctors believe that while waiting in Casualty for treatment, my partner may have inhaled some infected blood from his nosebleed. He's been in hospital for some 10 days so far, receiving antibiotics because an infection took hold, and blood tests show raised inflammation markers.
Can anyone advise how to prevent/avoid such scares from happening? Is there some cream or better cannula available on the market which would reduce chances of this happening again? I would also be interested in how you dealt with this, and what you found invaluable for coping.
Any ideas would be much appreciated.