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Suggest remedies for pneumonia in an elderly person

Sep 2017
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My father in law is 63 years old with parkinsons+, PSP.
He was hospitalised 2 weeks ago with pneumonia. The antibiotics are not working and after an x-ray today we know he has a collapsed lung And the other lung is riddled with pneumonia infection.
The hospital have said thereis nothing they can do.
They've stopped the antibiotics and vegans end of life care.
My question is, how long do we have with him?
Hours, days, weeks....??
Posted Tue, 21 Nov 2017 in Lung and Chest disorders
Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Life expectancy in his case is less than a week .

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Your father in law is having drug resistant pneumonia.
He is also having Collapsed 1 lung.
So life expectancy in his case is less than 1 week.
Hope I have solved your query .I will be happy to help you further. Wishing good health to your father in law.
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