Handling For Fluid-submerged Lungs And Swollen Heart?
Doctor, my mother was in the ER yesterday. Her condition was fully conscious, but her shortness of breath was very severe. According to doctors, oxygen devices need to be installed into the lungs. And the food hose through the nose. When I had to sign a statement of action, I was confused. Whether I agree or not. Because of my consideration, my mother is still conscious and able to talk. Only shortness of breath due to submerged lungs and swollen heart. What I want to ask, r nDo I approve this action? Considering my mother’s condition is conscious. What is the best effect of this action and the worst effect … r nThank you.
Handling given to your mother must have been carefully considered by the doctor who treated her, both from the negative effects and positive effects on the safety of your mother. The situation that occurs in your mother is likely a condition of fluid buildup in the cavity between the two pleural layers called pleural effusion. The pleura is the membrane that separates the lungs from the inner chest wall. Normally, the fluid produced by Oleura functions as a lubricant that helps the movement of the lungs while breathing. However, if the liquid exceeds the normal limit, it will accumulate and cause certain symptoms. And his breathing, especially his lungs, cannot expand and deflate optimally, which will result in oxygen supply to the body going down and causing tightness.
Installation of oxygen directly to the lungs serves to keep the lungs inflated and deflated to keep it going optimally, and to maintain oxygen needs by the body are met properly, so that the tightness will be reduced. So the decision to approve the action of placing oxygen directly into the lungs is actually the right thing. A nasal feeding tube is the preferred way to keep your mother's food intake intact, because oxygenation to the lungs will feed your mother's mouth to be able to chew food properly, and also because of the installation of oxygen, swallowing reflexes in the throat your mother is practically non-existent, due to the attachment of an oxygen hose directly to the lungs.
This certainly will not happen in a long time, or only happen in a temporary period, until the tightness and all the risks that are harmful to your mother's life are gone and breathing is stable, then the possibility of all the hoses installed can be removed. what you need to do now is be patient and do everything suggested by the doctor for the best treatment for your mother, and always care for your mother as advised by the doctor, and tell your mother not to worry about all the installation of equipment that is done by the doctor because everything aims to maintain good breathing, relieve tightness and maintain his health to recover soon.
If you still have something to say, you can consult directly with the doctor who treats your mother, because it is she who understands the situation better than your mother.
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