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Old 09-17-2011, 11:18 PM   #1
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Question Restrictive Lung now DNR?

Hello
I have severe restrictive lung following accident and multiple surgeries. My lung volumes are about at 50% now. I've been on a ventilator now a few times and I'm not getting better, just worse. On oxygen and barely have enough air to speak now a lot of the time.

To anyone with Restrictive Lung problems, can you tell me if you get better or at least level off? This has been a few years for me now and I've done or currently doing everything I can to improve my lung situation but nothing is helping.

I'm seriously considering a Do-Not-Resuscitate decision because I don't want to put my family through much more and it's clear now that I'm not getting better, just barely hanging on.

It appears that there isn't much "therapy" for my type of restrictive lung because it is all anatomically related.

Anyone with restrictive lung improve? If so, please if you can tell me what you did, I would very much be grateful.

Sincerely,

Chickencat (newbie)

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