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What is life expectancy of person with COPD?

My Father is in ICU, he had a pulmonary embolism. He is on a breathing machine due to respritory failure, his heart is only working at 20% he has COPD and blood in his stool. What are his chances for survival. And what will his quality of life be if he survives?
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
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Hello,

What I can say is, it's sorry to hear about your father. but to be very much honest it is really difficult for anyone to provide a judgment that what are his survival rates with the short history you have provided. Also, we need to see the SpO2 levels, PI, ECG, Blood pressure, etc.

Well, I am sure there will some kindness by Almighty to help him ease towards either side.

Once he is out I think you can ask for a good pulmonary physical therapist so he gets the ease of the problems.

In my 12 years of clinical practice, I have seen asthma cases with asthmatic attacks too. but over a period of 6 months of physical therapy most cope well.

Please pray for good and the ease of the father.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Jay Indravadan Patel, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist
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What is life expectancy of person with COPD?

Hello, What I can say is, it s sorry to hear about your father. but to be very much honest it is really difficult for anyone to provide a judgment that what are his survival rates with the short history you have provided. Also, we need to see the SpO2 levels, PI, ECG, Blood pressure, etc. Well, I am sure there will some kindness by Almighty to help him ease towards either side. Once he is out I think you can ask for a good pulmonary physical therapist so he gets the ease of the problems. In my 12 years of clinical practice, I have seen asthma cases with asthmatic attacks too. but over a period of 6 months of physical therapy most cope well. Please pray for good and the ease of the father. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Jay Indravadan Patel, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist