About a year ago my father started with an unproductive cough. He saw his primary care dr multiple times with no explanation. In June, he left Alabama and went west for vacation. He was in Yellowstone Park and began having severe shortness of breath. His wife took him to the ER later in the day. His O2 sat was at 40% when he got to the ER. He was flown to a larger hospital in Montana at that time. He was awake and alert when he got to the hospital. He was started on several meds but continued to deteriorate. He was intubated and in a drug induced coma for 2 weeks. All tests kept coming back negative or normal. No pneumonia, no CHF, but severely inflamed lungs. He progressed a little and was eventually transferred to a long-term care hospital. Last night he was transferred back to the original hospital for a pulmonary embolism.
The doctors cant figure out what is causing this. The nurse actually told me the drs were baffled. Has anyone else had any similar experiences?
Also, does anyone know how difficult it would be to get him transferred to MC? I just really feel like he needs to be somewhere that sees more.