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Old 12-12-2017, 01:00 PM #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: End stages

Miav, very sorry to hear of your dad's rapid progression.

Given the turn of events you describe, it is possible that his mood may be in part driving some of the dips and rises in his physical state.

One caution since he does not seem to see himself at the end of life right now: even with asthma, supplemental oxygen is usually not advised due to the risk of CO2 buildup, which accelerates decline. So we would normally try everything possible with BiPAP optimized for the right volume of air he can move, and low-to-high tech secretion control such as suction/cough assist, before/instead of adding low-flow oxygen.
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