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Hi all! My mom got diagnosed with bronchiectasis a few years ago. This last year she has had infection after infection. The longest she goes without is a week or so. She has flu-like symptoms, coughs up tons of blood, and has shortness of breath (so much that talking is difficult). She lives in Arizona and all her five children live in northern CA/Oregon. This makes it hard for us to check in on her. So far her pulmonologist just gave her a standing order for antibiotics; no other treatment. Us kids are worried sick and wonder if she shouldn't be admitted to a hospital for IV antibiotics, if the oral ones are not working.
How far along do you think her disease is? Should we be freaking out and insisting she move closer so we can help?
Thanks in advance for your input!
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