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My wife is 70 years old and is in hospice care with advanced stage IV small cell carcinoma lung cancer. She is suffering from labored breathing. Hospice has recently delivered a oxygen generator and she is breathing oxygen. Her oxygen level is high (96%- 98%), but she has labored breathing and infrequently spits up tiny amounts of blood.


She is not comfortable. This is all new to us, but  I heard that hospice will work to make the patient comfortable.


Any suggestions to someone new at this.



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You might inquire prescribing inhalation treatment using albuterol or ipratropium medications that is administered three or four times a day in concert with oxygen therapy.  The medication calms and opens the airway and may make her more comfortable.


Stay the course.



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