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Today myself and my sister took mum to hospital and we spoke with her specilist

He has told us there is nothing more they can do for my mum now,

And that she is now critical

Please can someone help me by telling me what he means and explain how much longer will my mum be with us ,he told us nothing else but to now just go home.

The information on the web is all confusing to me and I need someone to tell me exactly what is going to happen now and how long it's going to be like this

Thank you

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    I have COPD and just recovered from having a lung infection. I was in hospital for 3 weeks. It sounds to me as though your mom has pneumonia and is not responding to antibiotics. How old is your mom. If she has a lung problem such as COPD educate yourself by going on the Internet or calling your lung association

    I am so sorry for you and your sister.

    Mary ann

    British Columbia

    Canada

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    My mum is 68 years old,

    She has deteriorated so rapidly in the last year.

    She can no longer walk any length or breathe ,she had a small oxygen tank in the house but it no longer is doing any good so it's been taken away,my mum used to rush everywhere going up and down to the shopping centre most days in the village where we live in Scotland . But now she needs a chair lift to even go upstairs.

    Although I'm grown up and have children of my own, the doctors here tell us nothing and everything we can read here gives you different conclusions I really would like them to tell us openly and honestly how much longer is my mum going to suffer as this is killing me and my brothers and sisters,it's the not knowing and the devastation it makes us watch happening as my mum is all we have

    Thank you for reply

    so kindly and I pray that someone somewhere is going to find a cure for this before any more lives are gone,

    Frances wilson

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    Hi Frances.

    I too have the deadly disease and its all down-hill from diagnosis BUT you should have been furnished with far more info that that. That is very cruel of the authorities not to have done so.

    There is a page on Facebook which offers tons of knowledge and support. Called COPD UK.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/19449002400/

    Ask away and almost immediately you will be answered. (COPD Sufferers are oft housebound and FB is their window to life smile ) Be assured the knowledge base on there is second to none.

    Good luck and I hope you Mum stays on this side for a good while yet.

    And remember to take good care of yourself - She needs you. xx

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    Please request a meeting with the doctor & write down all the questions that you want to ask.This is such a stressful time for you all without the not knowing of what is going to happen. Prayers & thoughts to you.
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    My mum has what they call end stage copd. When the Dr saw her 6 years ago his guess was that she wouldn't see a year. Her health has deteriorated and she is on 02 all the time. She doesn't walk at a all and uses a bedpan. On a good day we can lift her on to the commode. I don't think Drs can accurately say how long a patient with copd has, but do everything you can to keep her infection free. Even though my mum is completely bed bound she still enjoys a good quality of life. An ipad was her saviour, and shopping on the t.v!
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