Just a quick question about care
- 0Mar 3, '13 by truckinusaI'm trying to understand the type of care a person gets when they are diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and are refusing to be fed by an NG tube. Crackles in the lungs, pneumonia, 150bpm pulse, low O2 stats.
- 0Mar 4, '13 by KelRN215, BSN, RNI, too, am confused as to what you are asking.
Is this person newly diagnosed? What do you do for a patient who is newly diagnosed with MS? You will do the same thing for this person.
I have rarely seen patients with MS require feeding tubes so I assume this person has lesions in the area of the brain that affect swallowing. Why was a feeding tube recommended for this patient? Why are they refusing? Is the pnemonia thought to be aspiration related?