THERE HAS TO BE AN ANSWER!
My mom has severe Hypoxia(low blood oxygen level)...and our doctors are finding no known cause. She's been on O2 since 01-24-11...On 02-10-11 she walked 30 ft with oxygen and her saturation level dropped to 66%...She has difficulty doing anything that requires any exertion. While resting her saturation level is strong 98-99%...only when she exerts herself does it bottom out. She was hospitalized from 2-15 through 2-22-11. She had a chest CT Scan, Pulmonary Function Test, Nuclear Lung Shunt Study and one other test...all normal. She has also had an echocardiongram as well as a heart cath and, according to her cardiologist her heart is in great shape. Her pulmonologist told us we may have to wait this one out...that sometimes it can weeks or even months before a cause will reveal itself...I can't buy that answer. I need suggestions...
She's 67, non-smoker and has had a short battle with sarcoidosis. She also has been recently been diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, but it's my understanding that the PSP will not impact her respiratory function.
WE NEED HELP NOW!!!!!
Help! help! Help!