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Extreme Breathing Problems

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  • Posted By: daughter5
  • August 15, 2009
  • 05:31 PM

My mother (age 71) has cancer (tumor in rectum). She has had radiation and chemo. (Currently off both). About a month ago she was hospitalized for a pulmonary embolism. She has episodes extreme difficulty breathing. She saw a Pulmonary Specialist, he said she was fine. One week later, she was going in for radiation and had an episode in front of the radiologist. He immediately had her admitted to the hospital where she was treated for a pulmonary embolism. She received a screen in her vein and was put on blooding thinning medication --cumodin (sp?). Supposedly she should be doing better. She again saw the Pulmonary Specialist as a follow up to her hospitalization. He told her she was fine and didn't need to call or come back. She is not fine. She cannot walk w/o getting extremely winded. She has daily episodes where it's really bad, she can't breath. Her Primary Dr, Oncologist, etc. say they don't know what’s wrong. I don't know how to help her, or where to go next??

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