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Can anybody help me understand a problem I am having. My dad has severe COPD, CHF, PAD and Cancer of lungs. He is 86 so I don't expect any miracles at this age. He recently went on full oxygen after a 15 day admission to hospital with CHF. He has these hand and feet jerky movements. The neurologist said he does not have Parkinsons. I have noticed this has increased lately. When he goes to get up his legs give out. I always seem to have problems with him more at night. His oxygen hose falls out (don't know for how long) his lifeline is off his neck or all twisted with hose. I also gave him a bell to ring just in case. Last night he rang the bell and when I went in again everything all over the place. He will not lay up on the bed which is supported by the wedge. He is always found side sleepiing sideways on the bed. I got him to sit up and offered him a cup of tea because he is so stressed out knowing his oxygen fell off. While sitting on the bed he suddenly jerk so hard his tea went flying and his whole 220 pounds jerk back on the bed and his legs and hands violently shook. Thank god he fell back on the bed. This upsets him so much and scares me too. I am scared to let him walk anymore because these come on so suddenly and I don't want him to fall. I keep saying to the doctors he keeps jerking but nobody says anything. Has anybody experienced this and can help me with any advise with positioning, oxygen hose and what this is. I am his daughter and decided to move in with him and care for him, but I am worried too. He has homecare one visit a day but they can't help. I have ask his nurse who visits one day a week, but she doesn't know. Thanks.
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