Q. Kindly recommend the best treatment for my father's breathing problem.

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Dr. Rishu
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 19, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jan 28, 2021

Hello doctor,

My father is 60 years old. Last month, he had some breathing problem and so, we hospitalized him to the nearest available hospital. In the hospital, we came to know from the doctors that he is having triple artery blockage. The doctors advised for a bypass surgery as his condition was very critical. He had the bypass operation on the next day. He was discharged from the hospital about a week back. He was at home for four days. Two days back, he had breathing issues and his sugar was very low as per the doctors. We hospitalized him in the same hospital and now they are saying that my father is having a lung infection. My father is having type 2 diabetes for the past six to seven years. Now the doctors are saying that his Hb is very low at 8.5 and there is a presence of creatinine traces in blood along with kidney issues. I have attached his discharge reports. My question is what is the treatment that is required right now? Should we shift him to any other hospital? He is having weakness and his health is also not stable. Please advise.



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Kindly share the medical reports again with the latest kidney parameters and the discharge summary along with treatment papers.

  • As per the history reported by you, chest infection is one of the commonest complications after a bypass surgery. The presence of morbidities like diabetes and deteriorated heart functions add more to the problem.
  • As per the history narrated by you, it is most likely pneumonia.
  • His hemoglobin is low. A hemoglobin level of less than 7 gm/dL will require a blood transfusion. Any internal bleeding from the site of operation has to be ruled out.
  • Do not shift your father anywhere as the treatment pattern would be the same in every hospital. Weakness and unstable health are mainly because of the ongoing chest infection.
  • Before making any further comment, I would like to see the 2-D echogram reports (before and after surgery), photo of his latest x-ray done in the hospital, blood reports, blood pressure and pulse right now, treatment chart which the hospital is following, kidney parameter, blood sugar reports and hemoglobin before surgery.
  • Is he admitted in a multi-specialty hospital with all services under a single roof? An advice can be given only after thorough analysis.

Revert back with the reports to a cardiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist

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