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My brother is on the breathing machine and they been weaned of he was just o2 for 16 hours is that good he wasn't on breathing machine

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

My brother had surgery on September 20

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Medical
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is that good for him to breath on his own for 8 hours
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
the breathing machine is off during this time
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Doctor: Richard Han, Board Certified MD replied 8 months ago
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Hello my name is***** am a board-certified physician and I am happy to help you. If your brother had been on a ventilator, or breathing machine, since his surgery on September 20, but is now breathing on his own without any assistance and only receiving extra oxygen, then yes, that is a good sign. It sounds like the doctors in the hospital are trying to determine if they can remove the connection he has with the ventilator, called the endotracheal tube. Can I answer any other questions for you?

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