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On ventilator due to pneumonia. Removed a part of the lung and kidney. Blood pressure very low. Is it safe to be off the ventilator?

my grandfather has been in the hospital for over a week now on a ventilator because he was septic and had pneumonia , not to mention he only has half on a kidney and just had the bottom lobe of his lung removed. today, they were going to take him off the vent, but his blood pressure is 87/47, and it was 57/40. is the 87/47 still low in his condition?
Asked On : Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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Your concern is correct. t is unusual to remove a patient off ventilator when his blood pressure is low. However 87/47 could have been a single reading and your doctor has many reading which are well over 90/50 mmHg. Dont worry let the doctor go ahead with the plan.
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