hi labrodite. yeah, I too have had heart surgery and breathing difficulties. mine post surgery, twice I have been re intubated and sent to icu; the heart surgery I was sent down after a few days as I could not breathe, went into acute renal failure and inotropic heart failure, and after a bladder surgery I was re intubated. my prob was a heavy smoker, diabetes, and overweight. I know use a cpap, if the pap aint happening use a fan to circulate air close to the head / face, it helps to get it in. when you can or if are able to get her out of the chair get movement happening, good for blood circulation and getting the oxygen flowing. arms swings, leg swings are real important. getting rid of the fluid is a bugger, movement helps with this. hoping things improve soon. let us know how things go. breathin wise. much better.
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