Leukaemia, myeloma, lymphoma (blood cancers)
posted by scarke
05 April 2020

my father in law

Last reply: 10 months ago

My father in law is currently in a nursing home which is under lockdown. He has advanced non hodkins and appears to be getting very breathless which is a new thing. When we speak to him he is v breathless and has had a cough. We are waiting to speak to a nurse later about his O2 levels. We are obviously very concerned now as the community palliative team have not seen him since Nov and they cannot visit him.

Has anyone got any suggestions as to what we can do?


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commented by Cancer Nurse
09 April 2020

10 months ago

Dear scake,

I’m sorry to read your father in law has been unwell and getting very breathless, this must be very distressing for you all particularly with all the restrictions in place due to COVID 19.  We would recommend to speak with a nurse in the nursing home to see if his GP is involved in his care, the GP can link in with the palliative team. 

Although there are restrictions in place, consultations may be able to take place by phone.    If you would like to discuss your situation in more detail with a cancer nurse or for any support or advice, please call us on 1800 200 700.

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