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Write-up: Death Narrative: 4/12 patient had fatigue/dyspnea -Per NP visit/note: -" reviewed with office/clinic team MD on phone, clinically does not appear to have fluid overload, has chronic LE edema which is no worse than usual, could be pneumonia possible aspiration related to dyaphagia. patient does not want to go to hospital for evaluation and treatment. Spoke with patient''s daughter, confirms DNR and LST wishes, no hospitalization, no cpr/ventilation/feeding tubes. She is agreeable to treating with low dose diuretic and antibiotic in effort to help symptoms. She is agreeable to hospice consult. -cipro 250 mg po bid x 7 days, furosemide 10 mg qday and kcl 10 meq x7 days called into pharmacy. caregiver to pick up today. reviewed s/e and precautions with meds in addition to indications - caregiver encouraged to keep patient upright in chair or bed for easier breathing. "
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