has anyone experienced breathing problems after eating. Heres background. Im caregiver for my best friend of 26 years who has copd. She had bladder removal 1 yr 8 months ago. After surgery she could not get off the vent. Some progress at first but many complications since. Its been a nightmare. We are home now. Was on tube feed until 4 months ago. Now she has regular diet. Set to 16 breaths, simv, 2.5 liters oxygen. Problem is she can eat and approx. 1 hour later breathrate varies from set 16 to 20, 22, 23. Hr raises a little, bp raises a little with nervousnes and discomfort. Oxygen is always 98 to 99. Usually have to give zanax which helps. Has anyone else seen this? She hasnt always done this. I can give her a liquid vitamin in juice and it happens with just that. It doesnt make sense. Why now. Any ideas would be appreciated. Please respond especially if this has happened to you. Thanks For reading.
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