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What is the name of the pump that has been prescribed to her?
Has she used the pump as yet?
Yes she's used it a few times over the last 10 days
Has that helped any with her shortness of breath?
Ok good and what antibiotic is she on currently?
Not on antibiotics currently, she's just finishing day of steroids
ok and what was the second antibiotic that she used/
Sorry day 10
I'm sorry I cannot remember the name of the second set of antibiotics
ok no problem
So have her symptoms improved any in the past three to four weeks since she is having these symptoms?
They don't appear to have got better or worse
Did she have fever, cough with sputum when she started four weeks back?
A little fever, a little sputum which seem to clear during the antibiotics and hasn't returned
ok so she has improved at least some since her symptoms started, which is what I wanted to know.
and the steroids have not helped any?
A little yes but she can't seem to conquer the shortness of breath. The steroids don't seem to have made any difference in my opinion
Considering that she has been consistently short of breath, I would recommend that she be referred to a pulmonologist.
I think that she needs to have pulmonary function tests done.
Ok thank you, ***** ***** that specialist do?
She could be having an onset of asthma or obstructive lung disease that needs to be ruled out.
I would like specialist to consider obstructive lung disease like asthma and COPD and rule those conditions out.
Additionally interstitial lung disease can present similarly.
So would like to rule that out as well. she would require a high-resolution CT scan of the lungs.
Ok thank you, ***** ***** an appointment with her GP tomorrow so hopefully she will be referred
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