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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.

YoSaffBridge Tue 01-Jan-13 20:02:55

I'm so sorry, Lemon. So much love to you and all your family. Please try and take care of yourself xx

EchoBitch Tue 01-Jan-13 20:04:48

I am so sorry for your loss,i can't begin to imagine.

lougle Tue 01-Jan-13 20:04:49

So sorry sad

BettySuarez Tue 01-Jan-13 20:11:26

I'm so so sorry to hear this awful news sad

aJumpedUpPantryBoy Tue 01-Jan-13 20:12:39

So sorry Lemon

GreatCongas Tue 01-Jan-13 20:13:34

I'm so sorry lemon x

peggyblackett Tue 01-Jan-13 20:14:59

I'm so sorry lemontruffles. We are all here for you x

ajandjjmum Tue 01-Jan-13 20:15:32

I am so sorry Lemontruffles - I hope you have others you love around you.

peedoffbird Tue 01-Jan-13 20:15:57

So so sorry for your loss. Awful news

Mollydoggerson Tue 01-Jan-13 20:18:51

Lemontruffles I am so sorry for your loss. Take care, I am thinking of you x.

kennythekangaroo Tue 01-Jan-13 20:21:42

I am so sorry to read this.

toomuch2young Tue 01-Jan-13 20:24:11

So very sorry to hear your loss.
Hope you have people supporting you x

GaryBuseysTeeth Tue 01-Jan-13 20:26:58

So sorry for your loss Lemon.

Doyouthinktheysaurus Tue 01-Jan-13 20:28:02

Oh, LemonTruffles I am so sorrysad

Love for your husband shines through from your posts.

I wish you and your family all the best at this terrible time.

mrsharkness2 Tue 01-Jan-13 20:28:35

So very sorry to hear the sad news lemon.
Take care of yourself.

Hulababy Tue 01-Jan-13 20:29:14

I'm so sorry for your loss

friendlymum67 Tue 01-Jan-13 20:29:23

I'm so, so sorry. I read your post yesterday and my heart went out to you. My darling dad died from pulmonary fibrosis when he was 60 - we always knew that if it came to him needing being to be ventilated it wouldn't be a viable option as he would never be able to survive off it. I really struggled when I heard that as I wanted everything possible to be done to save him.

My mum was bereft, as was I.

There are no words that are adequate at this time. Sending my deepest sympathy to you and your family. sad sad

BIWIshYouAMerryChristmas Tue 01-Jan-13 20:30:55

Oh what sad news sad I'm so sorry to read this, Lemon.

AlreadyScone Tue 01-Jan-13 20:36:43

Oh lemontruffles I am so sorry to read this. The world must look very different today. I hope you have plenty of support around you. X

Milliways Tue 01-Jan-13 20:46:06

I am so sorry to hear your news. x

Feckthehalls Tue 01-Jan-13 20:51:22

such sad news. I am so sorry for your loss

AgnesBligg Tue 01-Jan-13 21:01:29

How terrible Lemon, so so sad to hear this. Wishing you strength for the next few days as you come to terms with this shock. x

hillbilly Tue 01-Jan-13 21:02:32

I'm so sorry for your loss x

ratbagcatbag Tue 01-Jan-13 21:06:03

So sorry to hear your news, please take care of yourself and surround your self with people who can support you. X

Pickles77 Tue 01-Jan-13 21:07:46

Lemon I'm so sorry my thoughts are with you and your family

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