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She’s 90 year’s old with diabetes and high blood pressure and had a stent put in her heart years ago.

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Yes, the shot is only for a certain strain.
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Tanatlc, at first I was wondering the same thing about my Dad. He also had the pneumonia shot, and a few years later the booster shot. He came down with pneumonia, but it turned out to be aspiration pneumonia where food and water were going into the lungs. A whole different ballgame compared to the pneumonia we are familiar with.
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That shot protects her from the common bacteria but will not help with aspiration and some of the more resistant bacteria. People who received the shot had a significant reduction which is how it got marketed. In other words it protected a certain population from hospitalizations and death
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Fanatic no shot is 100% effective and at her age with heart problems she would be more vulnerable. Do you know what type of pneumonia she has? Was it caused by aspirating food into her lungs? If so you have another different problem that is with swallowing.
She does need to be kept sitting up to breath more comfortably and possibly use oxygen.
As CM said the hospital social worker or more likely the discharge planner will find out where there is a bed available for long term nursing care. If she has or needs medicaid there may not be a wide choice. If you are given a choice pay a visit to each, again if possible several times of day and unannounced so you can get a feel for the general atmosphere, the friendliness of staff and general cleanliness. Talk to other visitors if you can. Hang around the main door and ask likely looking ones if you can talk to them and ask any questions that come to mind including the quality of the food and the general peacefulness of the place.
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Yikes don't lie her flat on the bed!

I'm sure the nursing staff will show you how to position her comfortably. A hospital bed can be adjusted to keep her chest raised and ease her breathing.

I'm very sorry that your grandmother and your family are going through this very upsetting time. It will help your grandmother if you can stay calm and cheerful. Don't hesitate to ask questions about how you can help to make her comfortable, and don't hesitate to report any problems if you're not sure they have been noticed.

Has your family spoken to the hospital social worker about where your grandmother might go for her nursing care?
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The hospital is releasing her friday and want her to go where she can have 24 hr nursing care. She’s so week and heart rate is too high and she has diabetes and thickening of the heart now and bc, of the pneumonia she wont lay down bc, she said shehas hard time breathing and sires in her mouth
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Tanatic I answered on your other thread.

The thickening of the heart (muscle) is, I believe, related to congestive heart failure and that, too, can have many causes.

If you have questions about her health it really is best to ask her doctors.
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