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my mother is 84 and had hernia surgery on monday. she was kept in the hospital due to low o2 sat. this is day three and she has had her oxygen increas?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Hypoxia: There would be many potential causes. Among possible concerns would be aspiration around the time of surgery, development of a pneumonia, even congestive heart failure. At 84, you must decide how aggressive to be with her in terms of work yo and treatment. First step is establishing the diagnosis.

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