Copd and pneumonia in elderly

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My 89 year old nan has copd enphsemia and now developed pneumonia sepsis  after 6 days she looks a lot better but her bloods are only coming down slow after lots of Iv and oral antibiotics physically she looks  better but medically they say she's stable not out of the woods yet confused ?? Thank you 

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    I don't get why she's only stable and bloods are only coming down slow 

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    I am sorry to hear about your Nan.  Don't forget she is 89 and you heal a lot slower at that age.  She is not going to be able to bound back quickly at her age.  It is a serious illness in anyone even someone a lot younger.  Be patient and I am sure she will be a lot better soon.  x

     

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      Blessing to you and her leave it in the lords hands and the rest will go as planned. God will take care of her and carry you both through this
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    I am 65 also with same trouble as your nan and 2 years ago I also had pneumonia  After a few days I also looked well In fact I also thought i felt well to.  I was in hospital about a week and when I came home I found it very different from the hospital environment   It was 2 month before I started back at work as a plumber and I think in hindsight that was maybe to early  .However I did get over it although it did affect my lung function a wee bit. Your nan will get over it but it just takes time but no doubt you have been told this many times but I thought a first hand account migh ease your mind a wee bit. 
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    Stable is good terri, pneumonia takes a long time to get over even for someone 20-30 years younger than your Nan, it can take up to and sometimes more than 6 months.  During your Nan's recovery and beyond she will need to take good care of her health avoiding contact with anyone who may be infected with a cold or the flu virus as she is more vulnerable have damaged lungs.  

    Hope your Nan recovers well and she gets all the help she need at this time and beyond.

     

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