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My dad is dying with lung and prostate cancer. He’s is

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My dad is dying with lung and prostate cancer. He’s is getting medication to dry up secretions. Should he now stop his nebuliser?
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 17 days ago.

Hi, this is Dr Ansari, welcome to JA.

Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 17 days ago.

In my opinion no need to stop.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
But is the nebuliser not to make the mucus wet?
Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 17 days ago.

Does he have heart failure, Hypertension and Ischemic heart disease.

Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 17 days ago.

No, Nebulizer dilates the bronchi and that helps secretions come out easily.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
He is only a few days from dying, most things are failing.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
We are caring for him at home instead of a hospice
Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 17 days ago.

I understand that, I have been there too. I can understand your situation and appreciate your care and affection.