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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
MY MOTHER HAS COPD HER BLOOD GASES OFF OF OXYGEN WERE 6.2% WHAT DOES THIS MEAN HER LAST READING WAS TWOMONTHS AGO AND WAS 10.1 AND SHE WAS ASKED IF SHE GOES INTO HEART FAILURE WOULD SHE WANT A DNR ON RECORD DOES THIS MEAN THAT LIFE EXPECTANCY IS SHORT
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Please accept our best wishes.
Amy L Pope-Harman, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University