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My husband has had copd for a few years but, apart from annual chest infections i.e. one every winter, has managed well with medication. He picked up a bug in December but, unfortunately, struggled on without going to the GP, and this became more serious. He has had numerous antibiotics but nothing has touched it. Suddenly, last Monday morning he could hardly breathe and was admitted to hospital. An Xray showed he still had the infection, although sputum samples were clear. Since then he has been given intravenous antibiotics but he is still no better. They are now going to do a bronchoscopy on Friday to see what is going on. I am really worried that taking biopsies might make the problem worse (my father had oral cancer and was put through similar tests which actually made the last two years of his life totally miserable as the incisions seemed to spread the disease - I know that sounds crazy, he really deteriorated rapidly following the procedure!) I would be grateful if anyone else who has had similar treatment could allay my fears. Many thanks.
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