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My grandad was admitted to hospital today with fluid on the lungs and his legs swollen with fluid too.

My mum and gran have spoke to him on the phone and say he seems cheerful but they can’t remember anything that the doctors have said (or he can’t idk). He’s been given a ‘medication which will act very quickly’ and should be getting home tomorrow

He has severe athsma. I’m a student nurse and getting myself worried. That doesn’t sound like pulmonary edema does it - getting home tomorrow ?
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(Original post by Anonymous)
My grandad was admitted to hospital today with fluid on the lungs and his legs swollen with fluid too.

My mum and gran have spoke to him on the phone and say he seems cheerful but they can’t remember anything that the doctors have said (or he can’t idk). He’s been given a ‘medication which will act very quickly’ and should be getting home tomorrow

He has severe athsma. I’m a student nurse and getting myself worried. That doesn’t sound like pulmonary edema does it - getting home tomorrow ?
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He is in the best place to get treated and with the treatment from the staff he'll be fine and I doubt if he would get out tomorrow but it will really depends on what doctors think when they do there morning ward rounds.

Don't get yourself worried ok although it's natural for this considering he's close relative to you and you being a student nurse ( which year are you in ). Makes things even worse.
Hope he gets better soon and get home and start recovering more there.

I'm a senior charge nurse in ICU & a recent qualified midwife.





How do you remove fluid from the lungs.......
To remove the excess fluid and find out what's causing it, doctors use a procedure called thoracentesis. When doing a thoracentesis, a doctor uses imaging guidance to put a needle through your chest wall and into the pleural space. Depending on the severity of your condition, it can be a short, outpatient procedure.


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If a blood clot travels from the blood vessels in your legs to your lungs, you can develop pulmonary edema. Exposure to certain toxins. Inhaling toxins or breathing in some of your stomach contents when you vomit (aspiration) causes intense irritation of the small airways and alveoli, resulting in fluid buildup


Is edema in the legs life threatening........

Most of the time, the edema is not a serious illness, but it may be a sign for one. For an example: Venous insufficiency can cause edema in the feet and ankles, because the veins are having trouble transporting enough blood all the way to the feet and back to the heart
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He is in the best place to get treated and with the treatment from the staff he'll be fine and I doubt if he would get out tomorrow but it will really depends on what doctors think when they do there morning ward rounds.

Don't get yourself worried ok although it's natural for this considering he's close relative to you and you being a student nurse ( which year are you in ). Makes things even worse.
Hope he gets better soon and get home and start recovering more there.

I'm a senior charge nurse in ICU & a recent qualified midwife.





How do you remove fluid from the lungs.......
To remove the excess fluid and find out what's causing it, doctors use a procedure called thoracentesis. When doing a thoracentesis, a doctor uses imaging guidance to put a needle through your chest wall and into the pleural space. Depending on the severity of your condition, it can be a short, outpatient procedure.


*****************************************************
If a blood clot travels from the blood vessels in your legs to your lungs, you can develop pulmonary edema. Exposure to certain toxins. Inhaling toxins or breathing in some of your stomach contents when you vomit (aspiration) causes intense irritation of the small airways and alveoli, resulting in fluid buildup


Is edema in the legs life threatening........

Most of the time, the edema is not a serious illness, but it may be a sign for one. For an example: Venous insufficiency can cause edema in the feet and ankles, because the veins are having trouble transporting enough blood all the way to the feet and back to the heart
Please stop posting random copied and pasted information - it is very difficult to read, doesn't answer OP's question and is more than likely not relevant to OP's grandad's situation and will make them panic unnecessarily. If someone posted something about sticking needles into chest walls (which OP's relative is clearly not getting as they have said he is getting medication), it would scare the **** out of me and it is really not your place to be saying that that is something he might need when you don't know anything about his past medical history...
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My grandad was admitted to hospital today with fluid on the lungs and his legs swollen with fluid too.

My mum and gran have spoke to him on the phone and say he seems cheerful but they can’t remember anything that the doctors have said (or he can’t idk). He’s been given a ‘medication which will act very quickly’ and should be getting home tomorrow

He has severe athsma. I’m a student nurse and getting myself worried. That doesn’t sound like pulmonary edema does it - getting home tomorrow ?
OP, I can imagine how stressful this might be for you :hugs: Would it be possible for you to call the ward yourself to ask for an update? It might help you understand what's going on and put your mind at ease. I hope you grandad is feeling better and can get out of hospital really soon.
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