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my husband is critically ill, i am terrified

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lemontruffles Tue 01-Jan-13 04:38:00

My husband has severe copd (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and yesterday had a severe exacerbation. This means he couldn't breathe properly and is now in hospital.

He is on a ventilator, and not responding well to this treatment after about 40 hours on the ventilator. I am utterly terrified.

I've come home to try to sleep, but can't.

He is only 61. He is terrified too. I simply can't think straight and am in a new and appalling world where nothing is right and everything is terrifying. I can't stop shaking with fear. Please hold my hand.

Susieloo Tue 01-Jan-13 08:01:05

Hand to hold and thinking of you.

justabit Tue 01-Jan-13 12:49:06

So sorry you are going through this and another one here thinking of you.

Rosa Tue 01-Jan-13 12:52:54

Posituve thoughts for you ..How is he today?

muminthecity Tue 01-Jan-13 13:02:44

I am sorry to hear your news. If it's any consolation, my grandad was diagnosed with COPD about 10 years ago. He has been hospitalised several times, and been quite seriously ill. However, he has always responded to treatment eventually, and is still going strong now at the age of 85! I hope the same will be true of your DH.

Flossiechops Tue 01-Jan-13 13:03:47

Another hand here to hold. Thinking of you and your poor dh, hoping he pulls through x

lemontruffles Tue 01-Jan-13 19:35:19

I can hardly believe the kindness shown here. Thank you all.

My husband died at 10.30 this morning and I am bereft beyond words.

forthesakeofoldQODsyne Tue 01-Jan-13 19:39:28

Oh lemon, I'm so sorry

So suddenly too, I'm just sorry.

bluebump Tue 01-Jan-13 19:39:53

I am so so sorry to read this, my thoughts are with you and your family xx

blueshoes Tue 01-Jan-13 19:40:49

Lemontruffles, I am so very sorry for your loss.

Pancakeflipper Tue 01-Jan-13 19:40:55

Oh Lemontruffles.

You poor lemontruffles. .

Take all the support you need. If there's anything we can do shout - there's so much help available in this place.

I read your thread yesterday and just popped onto see if there's any news and to post a message of support.....

Kormachameleon Tue 01-Jan-13 19:41:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsMiniversCharlady Tue 01-Jan-13 19:41:34

So very sorry to hear your sad news Lemon. Thinking of you. xx

cogitosum Tue 01-Jan-13 19:41:53

That's awful I am so, so sorry xx

MikeLitorisHasChristmasLights Tue 01-Jan-13 19:41:56

I was so hoping you weren't going to post that.

I am so sorry for your loss.



Hassled Tue 01-Jan-13 19:42:26

I'm so, so sorry. The strength of your love for him was so clear in your first posts - what an awful time for you.

roughtyping Tue 01-Jan-13 19:42:37

Lemon, I am so, so sorry to hear your news. Thinking of you xxx

tribpot Tue 01-Jan-13 19:42:54

So very sorry to hear this.

ThePlatypusAlwaysTriumphs Tue 01-Jan-13 19:43:15

So so sorry to hear this- how awful for you. Wish I had something more constructive to add, but I'm sure you will get lots of support here, and hopefully in rl too. x

BellaVita Tue 01-Jan-13 19:43:26

Oh Lemon, I am so so sorry xx

EmpressOfThePuddle Tue 01-Jan-13 19:43:33

Oh Lemontruffles, I'm so sorry.
You mentioned that there were rl people you could ring. I hope they're with you?

therugratref Tue 01-Jan-13 19:44:02

So sorry to hear your awful news. Take care x

CotherMuckingFunt Tue 01-Jan-13 19:45:25

I'm so sorry

Pooka Tue 01-Jan-13 19:45:28

So sorry.

Startail Tue 01-Jan-13 19:46:07

Lemontruffles, So Sorry,

timidviper Tue 01-Jan-13 19:47:26

Lemontruffles I was just about to post a message of support when I saw your latest post. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you will find all the support you need x

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