My 92 year old Mum was diagnosed with Bronchiectasis last year after years of coughing. Xrays showed nothing but GP could hear a lung problem. Finally a scan diagnosed Bronchiectasis. That is about it. Given a name of the condition but no referral to physio or advice how to manage. She did get worse and went on carbosteine and 3 antibiotics a week but seemed to have a reaction to them. She was taken from these and given an inhaler which she struggles to use. My sister and I care for her but have both got Covid this week and now have a friend going to her house to take a test for her.
She absolutely will refuse to go to hospital either way which I do understand at 92 when her quality of life and covid restrictions are poor.
I am therefore asking if anyone knows anything about oxygen ( her levels are 91) as her GP said he cannot prescribe it. Could it help her currently through a tough period assuming covid is negative. Who can I ask for help. Would she benefit from learning a technique to clear her lungs. Just struggling to know what to do or where to turn.
Any help hugely appreciated.