Mother has a permanent tracheostomy. The environment she lives in is poor at best. She is 75 and has 6 dogs that urinate allo over the place. The odor is so strong I cannot stay very long. She cannot smell it, neither can her husband. Is this odor of ammonia harmful to her since it goes directly to her lungs without the benefit of a sinus filter? If so how bad can it be?
I really doubt it but something has to be done about the dogs. They can't smell it as they have been exposed to it for years. One thing that does concern me is that if they have rugs and carpets over wood that the urea in urine will act like fertilizer and promote the growth of mold and fungus. Mildew and fungal spores then do be become a hazard as she lacks the filtering that sinuses afford.
If the dogs are small yappy things get a dog door fitted and secure the yard so the things don't escape. Probably a small price to pay if it spares your mom pneumonia.
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