... In addition to depression/confusion due to low oxygen saturation, it can also cause damage to all organs, particularly the heart and can result in right-sided heart failure (cor pulmonale).
To avoid the cannula coming off during sleep, your husband could push the slider up to his chin to keep it secure.
Most of us with COPD who need 02 for sleep also need it for exercise... (1 replies)
... years ago my 61 year old husband was diagnosed with COPD. He was put on Advair and Spiriva and then this past December they had him sleep for two nights with an oxygen sensor to determine his sleeping oxygen levels. ... (1 replies)
... requires some oxygen be started to get the level back up. ... (1 replies)
... His confusion could be a result of the low oxygen, which affects our brains and all organs and also explains the shortness of breath. I'm on oxygen and can tell you it's sure better than the alternative. We are all in denial at first, till we find how much more we can do with it on. ... (6 replies)
... he had those moments even with oxygen. This may have been related to his medication. He was on oxygen for a long time before experiencing those episodes. He also had a small case of Parkinson disease. ... (4 replies)
... Thanks for your reply. Will the patient have moments of hallucinating & confusion even tho they are on oxygen? Thanks again. (4 replies)
... Episodes of smothering for no apparent reason. There will be moments of confusion and hallucinating. Oxygen level drops into the 80's frequently. ... (4 replies)
... This is actually the Squid...
I had a spontaneous pnemothorax on March 1993, and celebrated in January of 1996 with yet another reoccurance. I'd like to tell you about both experiences.
On March 18th, I woke up in the late afternoon from a nap, and couldn't breathe very well. I could breathe, but not take deep breaths. Thought it might have been from partying all... (32 replies)