Can't stop thinking about my pre-op CABG... Any input would be greatly appreciated!
My patient was admitted for recurrent CHF exacerbation, mostly having SOB that would come and go. So she was admitted, had positive cardiac cath, and scheduled for open heart the next a.m.
Last I knew, she was still intubated, over 2 weeks post op.
Her Hx included lung ca and R lower lobectomy. Im the one who completed her pre op orders. CXR showed possible small pleural effusion. For some reason, it did not occur to me until later that day that PFTs were not ordered for her.
I don't know if they routinely check PFTs pre op at this facility but does anyone know if this could have made a difference in decision to operate? I cant remember the extent of occlusion per her cath. Also, what are the chances of recovery for someone intubated this long?