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Hello. My dad is 78 and has copd. Hes been in hospital for 2 weeks with bad chest infection and now on his 4th lot of antibiotics. The first four did not work. I am now at my wits end with worry. Has anybody else been in this sittuation?

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I'm sorry for your dad. This has to have been rough for you. I've gone through two episodes like that and it really puts you down. I made it home but it left me so week. I think when he gets home it's important for him to do his breathing treatment. I'll be keeping him and you and other family in my prayers. God Bless!!!

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Thank you so much for your reply. Im sorry you have gone though what you have dear friend. God is good and I will pray for you and your future. Well i have been on my knees praying to Jesus and I got a phone call 10minutes ago from the man that installs the home oxygen system so im grabbing this bit of positive news with both hands and giving thanks to Our wonderful God. Just want dad home with us all so we can enjoy christmas and celebrate it how it should be....The birth of our dear Lord Jesus. Thanks again for your reply. Lets keep in touch.

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Any good news is a blessing from God. I was in hospital about 2 months ago for 5 days and was relieved to be able to go home. I will keep you and your Dad in my prayers that he can go home for Christmas! Keep your faith! God is good!

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Did he have heart surgery after 2012? There is a serious infection called "NTM" which was infected in the machines (at the factory) that keep the blood at the proper temperature during the surgery. Very tough infection to beat I had quad bypass Nov 2014 and had to have multiple tests, so far they are negative, but it can take several years for it to show. Even if he has not had the heart surgery, you should have them test him for NTM. Google it to find out more about it. It occurs all around us in nature also, and people who are not well, such as having COPD, are more susceptible to NTM.

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Thank you for your reply. No he did not have heart surgery after 2012 but im going to ask them about it. Thank you very much

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When my husband was hospitalized in he Spring he had an infection that required an Infectious Disease Dr. May request on of them.

Hope he finds the right antibiotic soon.

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Hello and thank you for your reply. How did your husband get on and what age was he? How did they beat infection? The doctor told me last resort they will out dad on a ventelator and put him to sleep and go and try to clean his lungs. I think thats very risky. Dont know what to do :(

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When my husband had the endoscopy ( the cleaning out of the lungs) it was immediate relief. The dr. also looked around the lungs while in there and told me there were no signs of Cancer. That in its self was a relief. With antibiotics and steroids we have been infection free since June. Hope to keep it that way. Good luck. The endoscopy is fast and really seemed to help us. Hope it does you too.

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Once he is feeling better have him blow up a balloon a couple of times a day. It will strengthen his lungs and really seems to help. No drugs or side effects so it is a safe thing to try.

Yes my husband just went thru this and we found out it was to much antibiotics and cortisone causing they changed breathing machines and gave him a different medication in 2 days he's perked up a gastroenterologist went down and found it out it was a yeast infection caused from meds good luck if he eats yougart it helps

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Glad to hear your husband pulled thru. Dads on his 5th lot of antibiotics :( Dr said his cindition can be described as poor but stable :(

Certain antibiotics have become resistant to some strains of bacteria. They need to keep trying until they fine one that works ..My doctor use Leviqune

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Well the good news has not lasted ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ my dad was starting to show signs of improving but that was short lived. The infection has spread again. My dad is so weak and starting to reside to the fact he might not get home or make it. Im so upset and dont know what to do. I love him so much and im in tears. He has and is the best dad a son could ever wish for. How do I get through this. Please help me Lord.

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My brave brave dad is home with us to spend his last few days with his family around him. I love this man to bits and ita crushing me to see him getting weaker day by day but we are all born again christians so i know we will all be together again and God will wipe away our tears. Love you so much Dad you brave brave man

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We mourne but not the same as others without hope.

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He woke up today and we listened to George beverlly shea singing how great thou art. Thank you for this moment Lord Jesus.

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My dear dear dad has gone to be with the Lord. He passed on last night with his family all around him holding his hands. What an honour and a beautiful moment it was. Jesus is comming very very soon so I will see you up there Dad. Love you so so much.

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your dad is with the lord now forever may he be in gods care thinking of you as a family.

I am so sorry for all you've been through with your dad. He was blessed to have such a son, concerned for his health & mostly praying for him daily. I can identify with your loss. In 2016, my husband passed away, my dad4 months later & I got diagnosed with copd 1 month after that......after 2 months of struggling to breath. But God! I thank Him that He's in our lives. He loves you & has a plan for you...for hope & a future. Grieving loss of loved ones is so hard, but God gives the comfort & peace we need. I think of the welcoming committee I'll have some day, saying " welcome home" . And I think of your dad being home with Jesus during this special season. I'll be praying for you, as you go forward trusting in the Lord & remembering all those precious moments that God gave you & your dad. God bless.

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Joyful4u thank you so so much for your kind words. We will all get together on that special day in heaven and our tears will be wiped away forever. I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and dear dad. Take comfort sister in knowing that they are all waiting for us to return home. The peace that surpasses all understanding will be with us until that day and I will continue to pray for you. JESUS HAS RISEN.

Praise God

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