I've only been home now for 3 days; They say the elevated LFT's were due to the breathing problems and they are not too concerned about them but are keeping an eye on them. Also had some fluid behind the heart when they intubated me -- also said that was from the breathing problems.
The code blue I had was the day AFTER I had originally been intubated -- I had started to vomit with the tube still in, which caused it to partially come out and twist -- then respiratory tried to give me a breathing treatment, which completely blocked my airway and caused the code blue -- heart did not stop, but was very slow -- BP was extremely low -- they pulled tube rest of way out and was about to re-intubate me when I started to breath on my own.
This was the worst attack I have ever had and doc now says that every attack I have will have to be taken much more seriously because it could happen again and because I went downhill so quickly this time.
I don't remember a whole lot of what happened, but doc says that is a good thing -- says I was extremely critical and almost died twice, so if I don't remember it all it is good -- she said it would be too scary to remember it all.
I am very concerned that I am still having so much trouble and don't want to end up back in the hospital, so would appreciate any suggestions/ideas that anyone can give.
I have been have some chest tightness and trouble breathing for a few months now. The pain radiates into my back and hurts when and I breath and hurts to the touch. I had a chest xray done and it said that I have a few tiny granulomas-what are granulomas and should I worry? Also does anyone know what this could be? I also have a lot of pain under my airpits...
granulomas are inflammatory nodular lesions. They can be from infection or disease. If they are calcified that means they are old and really not a active problem, just an old scar from damage there. There are many diseases that cause granulomas, most are autoimmune such as Wegener's granulomatosis. You can google it and look up some articles to give you more info.
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