My husband has end stage COPD with palliative care at home. He does not have enough lung function to do the test.
He has had bilateral lung reduction surgery, his left kidney removed, he has heart failure, atrial fibrillation and chronic kidney failure amongst other health issues.
His sats are currently 74 and heart rate is 107. Yesterday he had a syringe driver fitted and has 10mg of diamorphine,10mg of medazalam and 60mg of hyscosin over a 24 hour period.
He is still agitated and restless, could the medazalam or diamorphine be increased?
And does anyone know what the life expectancy is at this stage COPD
Thanks in advance