49 yr old dad has Pneumonia

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Its Been a hard 3 days. My dad is the healthiest guy youd ever meet. Hardly ever gets sick, never gone to the hospital for anything. Now he has pneumonia, extremely severe pneumonia. Doc is negative but understandably so. He says 50/50 chance and to start planning. Dad has been doing well. Not getting worse but staying stable. His oxygen stats on the 2nd day were getting up to 97 but every morning after they do xrays he seems to take it hard and his O2 stats drop to 84/83. They have him on a rotoprone bed and they say most are on it for 2 weeks. So my question is will he pull through this? Hes young and healthy. I trust and have faith in god, this balancing act is hard though and I just want to see him wake up.

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    Hi,

    Sorry to hear about your dad. Mornings are always the worst as all the mucus is collecting in lungs overnight so its usually the roughest time of day.

    If he's not getting worse then that's a positive sign.I know of 2 people who have been critical with pneumonia and are still here to tell the tale.

    Your faith will see you through this as well as your dad's previous healthy lifestyle.

    Hope things improve, but be prepared for a slow process, rest is crucial to recovery.

     

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      Thank you so much Rachel! That positive feedback gives me and my mom more positive energy to go on. He is getting a bronchoscopy(sp) to see why one of his lungs seems to be more congested and will clear out the mucus if thats what they find. Hopefully that will give him some help.
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    Hi,

    Try to stay positive - 4 weeks ago I was called to the hospital as they didn't think my brother would make it through the day. He is 47 and usually healthy but got double pneumonia and swine flu after coming back from hols out of the blue and it got into his blood stream. He was fully sedated and on a ventilator for 2 weeks making no progress and he had terrible delirium. They were constantly draining the green infected mucus from his lungs too. 14 days in he started to recover and has slowly made progress from then. He's back home now and recuperating nicely. If he's sedated keep telling him how well he's doing to help him through. 

    It's such a worrying time but keep hope. I thought my brother wouldn't pull through but he has.

    All the best and take care of yourselves too.

    Liz

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    I had double pneoumonia when I was 47, I had no symptoms whatsoever, the evil disease grabbed me both hand and in both lungs, so much so I had to be put in an induced coma for a week, it's harrowing, I was also on a rotating bed that got on my nerves, one minute awake the next not, plus all the meds they had me on set me off hallusinating. I finally got home after 5 weeks with the all clear, but had to learn to walk again, sounds crazy but it's true. Hope your dad is at home with you now.
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