(Continuing from 118)
To clarify; the episodes of unconsciousness Ive been experiencing frequently is as follows..
– It occurs particularly if I have over exerted in terms of physical activity or an attempt of exceeding speaking boundaries while at rest.
The reason why I appreciate people who can sit with me in comfortable silence & do not put an additional strain on my heart & lungs by obligating me to talk.
9) When the air sacs are overloaded or pulmonary edema is managed poorly, it can cause:
Respiratory failure –
Where the amount of oxygen in the blood becomes dangerously low, carbon dioxide does not expel & the levels heighten, in turn causing confusion and sleepiness.
If the drive to breathe is normal, the body tries to rid itself of carbon dioxide by deep, rapid breathing.
If the lungs cannot function normally, however, this breathing pattern may not help.
Eventually the brain and heart malfunctions, resulting in drowsiness – sometimes to the point of becoming unconscious and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias, both of which can lead to death.
(I went into Respiratory Failure many times, but Alhamdulillah thus far I’ve come out of it each time & it hasn’t resulted in death)
How can there not be a greater reason to celebrate life & choose only joy, other than knowing you were next to death..
You saw it in every sense
And felt it invade every ounce of your being
You were engulfed in utter blackness
Then you were pulled out.
Pulmonary Edema can also cause:
Cardiac arrest –
Heart fails to pump out blood totally & stops
Or other complications from the constant pressure interlinking both seperate, yet joint organs.
10) Treatment is focused on three aspects:
Firstly: Improving respiratory function in the form of medication such as Lasix to drain the fluid accumulation, or via invasive needle drainage
Secondly: Supplemental oxygen.
Thirdly: Treating the underlying cause by administering cardiac pumping medication or surgical supportive procedures.
This is also where a life support device steps in:
A cpap device (continuous positive airway pressure) used as emergency medical response /
A Bipap machine (bi-level positive airway pressure) is used in the case of emergency & long term intervention management…
Bipap is a non invasive mechanical ventilation treatment care plan for CHF patients instead of invasive mechanical ventilator for certain cases.
And some cases of Pulmonary Edema where patients require treatment to assist breathing by delivering oxygen under pressure to help get more air into the lungs.
However, people who need mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing, (be it invasive or non-invasive), are also at a higher risk of
Where air or gas enters into the cavity between the lungs and chest wall, causing collapse of a lung.
11) If Pulmonary Edema is present for a long time, further changes occur, normal lung function is impaired, and the person is predisposed to infection.
Gotta take extra precaution to keep away unnecessary microbes. This has already been discussed in previous chapters.
So as the changes continue 21 months onwards since the onset of Pulmonary Edema
I continue to tread the edge of that fine thread..
Toppling from risks to risks where one saving procedure poses another…
A love that encompasses all situations although sometimes our vision maybe clouded, so the view seems dull & we’re unable to discern the light behind such a circumstance immediately.. It is there nonetheless & will be seen in time to come…
2) Amazing people who uproot the weeds, keep my roots strong and my soil fertile
They water me gently when they see me shriveling or loosing a little vibrance..
Their efforts of care help me thrive.
After all, they are placed alongside the garden of my life by means of his sheer love & mercy. These are various & countless forms of his loving signs.
Gratitude is insufficient.
I cannot take full credit for everything I do, for nothing is achieved without being granted the ability from above to do so &
~ They bring out the best in me
It is a reflection of what you see ~
(Here’s to ALL the good people in my life. Be you nearby, far, online & even those whom I don’t really know but keep me in their earnest prayers 🌻🌷🌹🌼💮🏵️🌺💐)
Each sunrise is a new start
Alongside a beating heart
There’ll be no start
If there’s no heart 💙
Praises & gratitude to my creator under all circumstances, for being alive with a heart that’s beating (even though abnormal) & machines that are keeping me breathing.
Family and friends freak
When hearing my heart beat
~ This heart is not mine
It belongs to the divine ~
So while it is still lent to me for a higher purpose, I grasp
The opportunity to “rise”
Provided by each sunrise 🌅🌞