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Old 04-02-2010, 09:30 PM   #1
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Question Coughing up lung fluid -How long to live??

My grandmother has lung cancer. Diagnosed a year ago. She is on oxygen, still moving about but the lung fluid is getting worse now. She sometimes coughs it up. How long now??

 
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:14 PM   #2
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Re: Coughing up lung fluid -How long to live??

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My grandmother has lung cancer. Diagnosed a year ago. She is on oxygen, still moving about but the lung fluid is getting worse now. She sometimes coughs it up. How long now??
Sorry to hear of you grandmothers decline. That I know has to be very
hard on you.

Is grandma on Hospice? There are things that can be done to relieve
some of the phelm or lung fluids as the cancer progresses. (imo)

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Re: Coughing up lung fluid -How long to live??

It's hard to say exactly "how long". It depends on sooooooooooo many things really. And in the end, nobody has a crystal ball with all of the answers. I remember when my husbands grandmother was alive(she too had lung cancer), there was quite a while where she was being taken to the doctor to have the fluid removed from her lungs. Then all at once her lungs filled and we took her to the e.r. So they could remove it like before but it didn't work. Her lungs filled as quickly as they could remove it. There is no telling really when that moment is going to come. The only thing you can do is be thankful for every day that it doesnt.

 
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