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Can someone talk to me about COPD - my mum is very unwell
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doughnutty · 03/08/2011 20:43

She's had this for a number of years now. She has oxygen and a nebuliser that she uses constantly and is also taking morphine. She's been hospitalised twice since xmas and has had numerous episodes recently which have her bedridden for days at a time. GP was round today and has upped her oxygen and organised for the district nurse to come in tomorrow to put in a catheter.
My dad is her carer but he is also in poor health (had a heart attack 8 weeks ago, had stents fitted and awaiting gall bladder removal).
Me and DSis live close but she works 2 jobs, 6 days a week and, although I'm on maternity leave, my kids are 20 months and 6 weeks and unable to be there as often as I'd like. (The house is not toddler friendly at all).
Anyway, this is not about how guilty I feel. I really want to know what's likely to happen next and what timeframe we have. I am not the strongest person emotionally at the best of times and hormones are still rampant, but I need to know what I'm dealing with. Mum is very low understandably and was talking today about just wanting to go to sleep but not wanting to leave her DGCs. I feel so helpess and Sad.

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Bunbaker · 06/08/2011 23:33

Sorry to hear about your mum doughnutty. At least she isn't suffering any more. Thinking of you.

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alistron1 · 07/08/2011 17:00

So sorry Doughnutty, I am glad she is at peace and did not suffer for too long. We are still waiting here, and like you we all hope for a quick and peaceful end to this.

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Leverkusen · 07/08/2011 19:10

So sorry for your mum doughnutty, but very glad for her (and for you and your family) that she didn't suffer for long at the end.

I made a thread in January about my dear MIL who had COPD as well, asking how long people thought she might have. She passed away 2 weeks after I started my thread, it was a very drawn out death and very hard for DH and his family.

Very sorry for your loss. Be kind to yourself.

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