Tomorrow Richard goes for assessment for pulmonary rehabilitation. I aren't sure how he will go on as his sats are so sensitive they plummet easily. On Sunday I was clearing out the shed and in he comes with the oxygen strapped on doing his rocket man, pulling things out etc, I told him he was going blue so to sit down, did he take any notice, did he chuff. So I threw me bat n ball down and told him to get on with it. Afew minutes later he came in, he wasnt blue he was purple, and very upset, he had bent down to pick something up and couldn't get up, he hadn't the strength to get up or shout for help, it had really scared him and he said it was the last time he would do anything like that, yeah......right.......... This morning I was taking the bins out and caught him coming back from the bottle bank a few yards from the front door, no oxygen on, he was really blue and his sats were 76. What can I do apart from sit on him to stop him doing something stupid. He keeps wanting to do things I can understand that, and I think he's testing himself out to see what he can do, but the slightest thing drops his sats even with oxygen, they come back up after hes sat down, and it doesnt take long, but I'm worried hes putting strain on his heart. I will tell the nurse all this tomorrow because am not sure what she expects him to do for the assessment.
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