... transfusions and lung flushing and released. No problems for a year, and then a blood oxygen deficiency problem appears. No history of COPD or emphysema. Patient does have some neurological issues. Patient is now on full time oxygen. Is it likely that the lungs are failing due to the previous sepsis?
19 Feb 2012
Hello. Perhaps you have your answers now as his post was a few months ago. Actually the pulmonary disease you stated may be developing COPD or interstitial lung disease. The lungs were scarred and that is why the oxygen. The lung flushing was probably a bronch levage. They take samples of whatever was in the lungs looking for infectious organisms and may take samples of tissue. it tells the pulmonologist how to treat.
How is your friend doing? You can be on oxygen for many years and lead a decent life. You can also recover lung function and slowly reduce oxygen use over time depending on what is causing it.
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