My 63 year old mother was admitted to hospital on Saturday. She has copd and a chest infection. She was complaining of back pain. And pain down her legs. She was talking and responsive on Saturday. On Sunday she was not very responsive, couldnt talk and could only smile at me. Today she is totally unresponsive and her hands and feet have gone blue and are ice cold. The doctor tells me she’s fine, but I don’t think she is. Is she dieing? Please could I have an opinion on this
if she is unresponsive,and if she is turning blue and cold, then something is definitely wrong. even if she is not responding, her body has to be warm and pink ,if she is alive. she seems to be in critical situation and consult the treating doctor in detail and keep a watch on her blood pressure,pulse rate, heart rate and spo2.
Those are complications of COPD in severe cases… some factors can make it worse such as being Hypertensive,cardiac or diabetic patient…
If she is getting cold and blue this means the amount of oxygen in blood is getting lower and the chest is not open for air…
by using ventilator and oxygen therapy as well as other drugs… she May become better and the chest may respond well and the case gradually progresses ,,care for physiotherapy in ICU to remove the chest secretions as it helps much in these cases….
Please let me know if you have further questions..
I THINK SHE IS IN COMATOSE CONDITION AND ON ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION. CONDITIONS DONT SEEM VERY GOOD FOR HER. SHE IS IN A VERY CRITICAL CONDITION AND ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN