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My dad has had COPD for the last 10yrs but the last six month his health has really deteriorated. He sleeps constantly, hardly eats and his feet are constantly swollen as well as the breathlessness he now can't dress himself or do day to day things like making himself a drink or going to the toilet unaided. He has had 4 hospital stays in 4 months and the all say fev19% on discharge notes.
I've asked the gp for help but got told it was down to me to talk to the carers not him ( care agency only been visiting dad for a month, so don't know him well enough to help either)
All I'm told is the 19% is his lung capacity and eventually he will pass away. Not very helpful when it comes to dealing with things now for him...
Was hoping someone would know what the final stages are like as I am clueless
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