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my Mum is 72 yrs old and has suffered with asthma for the past 20 yrs. Six mths ago she was diagnosed with COPD and congestive heart failure she was started on oxygen for 8hrs a day but was still able to have a reasonable quality of life. The speed of her deterioration is frightening she is now on oxygen 24hrs a day, is unable to walk or stand unaided, dress herself or go to the toilet as she seems to have become claustrophobic and is now having to use a commode. A district nurse visits 3times a week to change her leg dressings as fluid drips from her legs constantly.She wont talk about her prognosis and refuses to tell us what the doctors have said so we have no idea at what stage her illness is at. I wondered if anyone had any advice will she continue to detoriate and is there any improvements that can be made.
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