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Is suction recommended for terminally ill bed ridden patients.?

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Is suction recommended for terminally ill bed ridden patients.?

Postby taveon » Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:32 am

my father 91 years old Has Chronic lymphocytic leukemia.and CMV infection of small and large intestine.even 50 ml of gives him sever pain.iv fluids also have been taken off and discharged from hospital yesterday.doctors felt since neither of the condition is treatable as side effects of the treatments will be worse than the disease.he is home now. lot of secretions in the throat.he is on fentanyl patch and tremadol for pain relief.
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Postby brothaigh48 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:51 am

If it would help your father by making him more comfortable for the time he still has to live, then yes.
At this stage, the most important things to consider would be the patient's adequate pain management and general comfort.
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Postby edwald52 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:59 am

If it would help your father by making him more comfortable for the time he still has to live, then yes.
At this stage, the most important things to consider would be the patient's adequate pain management and general comfort.
It is good give me him good rest and help him in leading a relax life.Pain management is important and suction can be help full but it should be done with appropriate guidance from the Doctor
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Postby hayward98 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:00 am

Hopefully you have home health nurses or hospice help to manage your father's illness at home. Suctioning would be a good idea if he is choking on his own secretions. The home health or hospice nurse should direct you in this. I hope he has not been sent home with no arrangements for home health nursing care. This is too much for a lay person to handle without medical expertise.
And the oral drug name is tramadol. I would not use that in his case. The fentanyl patch is far more important - more effective in end stage care.
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50 ml of what. Your question is not clear.
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Postby claudius » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:13 am

Yes it is highly recommended to give him respiratory comfort.
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