It's this ongoing process of prescribing medication and come back in a few weeks and let's see how you are doing. We did that for 3 months and all that happened was that we missed what was going on and my lungs deteriorated to a life threatening state. I can't have a lung transplant so we are left to try to treat this with medications. Watch and wait. Right about now I kind of feel like watching and waiting is for the birds.
Today I ask my Mom to take a look and confirm what I am seeing in the mirror - my lips are turning blue, even with oxygen 24/7. It's not severe, but it's definitely there and they are not the nice pink they were even a week ago. Call the doctor and report this issue and he wants to see me tomorrow.