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My mother was diagnosed with COPD last year (doctors failed to tell her for 8 months until I chased it up) - they gave her an asthma pump and told her to basicaly get on with it.
Today we went to the nurse for a routine check on her respiratory disease and the nurse told her she should've been on more than the asthma pump and gave her a new type of medication - "Seebri Breezhaler 44microgram inhalation powder capsules with device" to take alongside the asthma pump.
When she blows into that thing (don't know its name), she barely reaches 200 (the first two readings).
Thing is, we don't really know what it is to be honest - we're not being told much. She is 60 this month, over weight and stopped smoking 4 years ago. She cannot walk properly (disabled) and just sitting down she struggles to breathe. You can hear her 'trying' to breathe even when she isn't trying to move. She snores terribly every single night (not her fault I know) - but what I want to know is, is it emphasema? My grandad died if this and it was blumming awful!
She's been told to go back in 2 weeks time to see if the new meds are helping her - if not she needs more. Could anyone give me more info on this please?
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