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My dad has kidney failure and since having a transplant in 2013 (which has since failed! Currently at 12%) then his aorta tearing in 2014 he has been breathless, just getting out of breath from walking short distances. In December he seemed to suddenly get very bad with this and ended up in hospital where they diagnosed him with Emphysema, he also has right pleural effusion and a small amount on his left lung. Since he was diagnosed he has deteriorated quite significantly and now struggles to eat 3 mouthfuls of food without getting out of breath and struggles to even stand up! I thought Emphysema was quite a slow disease? Could this be something else? On a X-ray they said there was irregular markings on his lungs but weren't worried about these as the same markings had showed up on a scan a couple of years ago and there had been no changes. Is there anything we can do to help him?
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