starting to get test results back

By vrswesley Latest Reply 2014-04-02 15:50:20 -0500
Started 2014-03-31 18:33:56 -0500

been taking lots of test again, seeing speacilists etc…some new .. last week I has and overnight breathing test..because i had said I felt like I needed oxygen .. well guess what?! apparently im right! : ) again folk Im not trilled to need these thing just like to be able to say it feels like i need something and to ne right. that is oxygen level dropped to the 80's several times while I was sleeping.! for those of you lucky enough to not know about this stuff-they like your oxygen level to stay in the 90's. prefer high it looks like Imay be put on oxygen at night. they just called ..I will be in the office we will talk about it all.

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vrswesley 2014-04-01 19:11:51 -0500 Report

Iask my family doc if I could have oxygen more than just at night..that I feel
i need it during the day.He said wed do a test to see if that was really true.. man I hop e so just cause i think I do.

vrswesley 2014-04-01 15:03:43 -0500 Report

I dont seem to have a heart problem, although I need the oxygen…I think I need it in the daytime too.. but havent convinced them yet..dr Grimm says my heart is great.. but well he says Im a tough case.. ..he thinks i have pulmonary hypertension. so hes sending me to another lung specialist to cjeck this out…more testing.. al I know Is its hard to breath.. ..even the doc assistant..(dr ryan) said he could hear how labored my breathing was! Dr ryan sent me for a chest xray. ans agreed that i carrying too much water again..upped my lasix again, by half.

I start on the oxygen soon.(at night).

TopazDee 2014-04-01 13:56:10 -0500 Report

Hope they sort you out soon, I have a similar thing diagnosed as COPD I just have to use inhalers to keep airways open nothing to worry about just routine like taking bloods and D2 pills
Stay Safe Prayers on the Wings of Angels coming your way.

jayabee52 2014-04-01 11:30:45 -0500 Report

Howdy Vi
When I was working in the hospital as a CNA, I would be sent around to take vital signs of the patients, and one of those was taking the "O2 sat". If the saturation in a patient's blood was less than 82 I was instructed to tell that person's nurse immediately. That person's oxygen was dangerously low.

Praying that the cause of your O2 deficit may be found and easily corrected.

God's best to you


TopazDee 2014-04-01 13:57:25 -0500 Report

DUH! James please translate for this thick Pom CNA?
loads of love Stay safe

tabby9146 2014-04-01 08:03:37 -0500 Report

I hope things turn out okay. My mother has breathing problems, she has COPD, and is on oxygen day and night now, and feels better, she has more energy and she sleeps better at night. There are so many different causes of low oxygen. sorry you are going through this. When hers recently went lower, she has had to have tests done, but that may because she does not like to take her portable oxygen tank along when we go places sometimes. They can be cumbersome. There is some new type of portable oxygen that eliminates those tanks, I can't recall the name right now, but she mentioned it and showed the advertisement to her primary doc and hoping insurance will pay the cost of it.

jayabee52 2014-04-01 11:24:29 -0500 Report

Howdy Tabby
The machine to which you refer may be a "portable oxygen concentrator". It draws the O2 from the air and concentrates it in the cannula tube so the wearer can get more O2. It can be a bit noisy (I have been on a paratransit bus where one of the other riders had one running) and they run on batteries, which can be a concern if the battery runs low on power. There are also O2 concentrators for use in the home as well, which plug into a regular wall outlet.

God's best to you and your mother


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