Topic: Difficulty Breathing
My mom was diagnosed 2 weeks ago with pneumonia, and has completed a round of oral and iv antibiotics. While in the hospital 2 weeks ago, the dr drew 1200cc of fluid from her right lung. She had immediate relief in her breathing. She is now in Hospice and is having trouble breathing again. They give her Xanex when she gets anxious about not breathing well, which does calm her down. It also makes her sleepy and then she doesn't drink anything, which dehydratres her. Shouldn't the doctors be looking to drain the fluid again, or is that something that is only done once?