Hi and thanks for the query,
Chronic obstructive bronchopneumopathy (COPD
) is a chronic disease characterized by cough
and obstruction. An infection especially bacterial is usually going to be accompanied by an increase in the level of white blood cells. This is the body s natural mechanism to fight infection, so its but normal. Monitoring levels of this white blood cells shall be an important parameter to check whether the treatment offered is effective or not.
Its not exceptional for that the CO2 levels should be raised. This is COPD, and obstruction leads to accumulation of Carbondioxide. Treatment and follow up of CO2 levels and white blood cell counts are key parameters to monitor during her treatment course. I suggest she complies with the management protocol of her physician.
Thanks and best regards,