Quite a scare, mjichunge

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Purple

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#23
An elderly relative just got admitted last night. She's been unwell with symptoms such as weakness, lack of appetite, fatigue, etc.

She also has a chronic heart condition and a CT scan showed fluid around the lungs.

But God, Luckily, She has tested Negative for COVID twice but is still on oxygen and is being monitored.

Docs have ruled out covid, and are treating her for pneumonia but with covid like precautions.

I've been in close contact with her so I'm self medicating with vitamins and antibiotics.


Have you been in close contact with an infected person and how did you medicate or overcome?
Poleni. Why are they treating her for pneumonia? Does she have a fever? Cough? Elevated white count? Infiltrates or lung consolidation on chest X-ray? To me sounds like congestive heart failure exacerbation which is treated with diuresis (taking fluid out of her lungs, which will improve her breathing and oxygen requirements). Not every breathing issue is covid! Otherwise, try to spend time with her as much as possible even while she’s in the hospital; remember that elderly people don’t have much functional reserve like youngins so please keep a close eye on the care she’s receiving.
 

ombudsman

Village Elder
#24
I lost my dad under such circumstances in April this year. X-ray showed that his lungs had some infection and the doc administered erythromycin to him. All I can say ensure his room is warm because my dad used to faint at night when temperatures were too low. Hiyo room ya hosi ilikuwa too cold hadi my dad alikuwa anatumia four blankets. Unfortunately, I got the clue when it was too late.
 

Bwenyenye

Village Elder
#25
Poleni. Why are they treating her for pneumonia? Does she have a fever? Cough? Elevated white count? Infiltrates or lung consolidation on chest X-ray? To me sounds like congestive heart failure exacerbation which is treated with diuresis (taking fluid out of her lungs, which will improve her breathing and oxygen requirements). Not every breathing issue is covid! Otherwise, try to spend time with her as much as possible even while she’s in the hospital; remember that elderly people don’t have much functional reserve like youngins so please keep a close eye on the care she’s receiving.
No fever, no cough, just a bit of phlegm. Went with pneumonia based on fluid seen around lung area and chest cavity, yet she has tested twice for covid. This is at KNH btw. She's been taken to HDU due to her oxygen reqs....I'm sure it's her chronic heart condition which has probably deteriorated over the past month leading to all this but for sure she had all the signs of covid...we're praying and trusting that once the fluid is drained she breathes normally and gives us another 20 or so years.
 

Bwenyenye

Village Elder
#26
I lost my dad under such circumstances in April this year. X-ray showed that his lungs had some infection and the doc administered erythromycin to him. All I can say ensure his room is warm because my dad used to faint at night when temperatures were too low. Hiyo room ya hosi ilikuwa too cold hadi my dad alikuwa anatumia four blankets. Unfortunately, I got the clue when it was too late.
Poleni sana @ombudsman. May your dad continue to rest in harmony. Will take action on this although sasa pale HDU is like covid isolation so no visitors..hata haieleweki. They've insisted on treating it as though it's covid. We're just praying all goes well.
 
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I lost my dad under such circumstances in April this year. X-ray showed that his lungs had some infection and the doc administered erythromycin to him. All I can say ensure his room is warm because my dad used to faint at night when temperatures were too low. Hiyo room ya hosi ilikuwa too cold hadi my dad alikuwa anatumia four blankets. Unfortunately, I got the clue when it was too late.
Pole sana.
 
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Purple

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#31
No fever, no cough, just a bit of phlegm. Went with pneumonia based on fluid seen around lung area and chest cavity, yet she has tested twice for covid. This is at KNH btw. She's been taken to HDU due to her oxygen reqs....I'm sure it's her chronic heart condition which has probably deteriorated over the past month leading to all this but for sure she had all the signs of covid...we're praying and trusting that once the fluid is drained she breathes normally and gives us another 20 or so years.
I pray that her breathing will be fully restored! A quick and dirty way to assess her progress is by asking whether her oxygen requirements are decreasing or increasing. You’ll also need a cardiologist to evaluate her heart thoroughly, an echocardiogram would be helpful to check her valves, pump function etc. Please be as proactive as you can. Do not assume! All the best!
 

DrZeus

Village Elder
#32
Poleni sana @ombudsman
Ilikuwa covid or something else with covid-like-symptoms?

I lost my dad under such circumstances in April this year. X-ray showed that his lungs had some infection and the doc administered erythromycin to him. All I can say ensure his room is warm because my dad used to faint at night when temperatures were too low. Hiyo room ya hosi ilikuwa too cold hadi my dad alikuwa anatumia four blankets. Unfortunately, I got the clue when it was too late.
 

Ezeks

Village Elder
#34
Poleni sana @ombudsman. May your dad continue to rest in harmony. Will take action on this although sasa pale HDU is like covid isolation so no visitors..hata haieleweki. They've insisted on treating it as though it's covid. We're just praying all goes well.
Congestive heart Failure usually has breathing issue symptoms, fluid in the lungs and can be easily missed.
 

Bwenyenye

Village Elder
#36
Poleni. Why are they treating her for pneumonia? Does she have a fever? Cough? Elevated white count? Infiltrates or lung consolidation on chest X-ray? To me sounds like congestive heart failure exacerbation which is treated with diuresis (taking fluid out of her lungs, which will improve her breathing and oxygen requirements). Not every breathing issue is covid! Otherwise, try to spend time with her as much as possible even while she’s in the hospital; remember that elderly people don’t have much functional reserve like youngins so please keep a close eye on the care she’s receiving.
Congestive heart Failure usually has breathing issue symptoms, fluid in the lungs and can be easily missed.
She rested. CoD was "pulmonary" something something...Apparently the lungs which were 85% deteriorated per scan, couldn't push out Carbon dioxide. So toxicity was getting worse...Still tested Negative covid. Anyway, at 93 having seen 80 grandchildren and 90 great grandchildren ako sawa. Life well lived.
 
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