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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.

niceupthedance Tue 01-Jan-13 19:47:42

How terribly sad, I'm so sorry. x

overtheseatocalais Tue 01-Jan-13 19:48:16

My thoughts are with you. Mumsnet is a wonderful world and I hope you find some comfort from it at this awfully sad time. Deepest condolences. x

storytopper Tue 01-Jan-13 19:48:48

Just read this thread. So sorry to hear this news - such a young age. Life isn't fair sometimes.

Take care of yourself sad

PenisColada Tue 01-Jan-13 19:48:59

So sorry xx

JustAHolyFool Tue 01-Jan-13 19:49:00

So sorry lemon , that's awful news.

Hope you have people around you x

ipswichwitch Tue 01-Jan-13 19:49:16

Oh no, I am so sorry. I had been thinking of you both and hoped today's news was going to be good
Take care and I hope your family and friends are there for you xx

ToomuchheuchatendofHogmanay Tue 01-Jan-13 19:49:57

Just read this now, and I am so sorry for you. I hope the family and friends manage to support each other and draw together at this sad time. So sorry x

NoMoreMarbles Tue 01-Jan-13 19:50:23

Oh LemonTruffles sad I'm so sorry to hear your news.

My maternal grandmother died at 52 of complications of COPD sad I hope you can rest for a while and that the coming days and months are filled with support for you at this awful time sad

ravenAK Tue 01-Jan-13 19:50:37

I am so sorry lemon.

HazeltheMcWitch Tue 01-Jan-13 19:51:07

lemon - I am so very sorry for your loss.
COPD is just awful.
Do please take care of yourself x

DreamsTurnToGoldDust Tue 01-Jan-13 19:53:06

Oh Lemon, I'm so sorry, have been thinking about you all day. Much much love to you xxx

mathanxiety Tue 01-Jan-13 19:53:36

So sorry, Lemon.


GreenShadow Tue 01-Jan-13 19:53:47

My thought are with you.

MustafaCake Tue 01-Jan-13 19:54:19

I'm so sorry to hear this xx

chimchar Tue 01-Jan-13 19:55:21

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband.

I lost my mum very suddenly a while ago...I know that horrible feeling inside.

Please use mn as little or as often as you need. I found the friendly words of strangers really comforting at a time when I was unable to speak in rl about how I was feeling.

Sadly, there are many here who will know what you are gong through.

Sending you strength and courage for the coming hours, days and weeks. X

decktheballs Tue 01-Jan-13 19:55:57

I am so sorry for your loss.
I know no words that can help but an awful lot of people are thinking of you and your family at this time
(((((hugs))))) x

NatashaBee Tue 01-Jan-13 19:56:51

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PrincessOfChina Tue 01-Jan-13 19:56:53

I'm so sorry for your loss xxx

Lilyloo Tue 01-Jan-13 19:57:02

I am so sorry lemontruffles xx

sittinginthesun Tue 01-Jan-13 19:57:22

Lemon, I am so sorry. No words, but hugs.

kissmyheathenass Tue 01-Jan-13 19:58:05

I am so sorry to read this. I wish you strength in the sad and difficult times ahead.

SwimmingLikeADuck Tue 01-Jan-13 19:58:19

Thinking of you - am so sorry xxxx

Happiestinwellybobs Tue 01-Jan-13 19:58:47

I am so, so very sorry for your loss x

YouveCatToBeKittenMe Tue 01-Jan-13 19:59:19

I had also read this thread earlier and was thinking of you.....So sorry sad

ISawSantaKissingThePortlyPinUp Tue 01-Jan-13 20:01:23

So sorry Lemon to see your update sad

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