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My husband was diagnoised with copd approx. 4yrs ago. this year after being in the hospital approx 12 times since last Sept 2014 he was told he had end stage copd. he has a triology machine at home and a nebulizer and takes several medications and inhalers. he is not on oxygen as he retains co2. He stays in our room alot and watches tv in there and when he feels like he can he will cook dinner or do some things but not alot. I see he is winded, crabby and short tempered. we have been married for 38 years and I and so scared I am going to lose him. I have been told that he could make it a few years but he is always saying he wont be here next year. he sounds like he is full of mucus but does not produce much and i do some cpt on his back when he gets a mucus plug. he also takes 10mg of prednisone a day but is not on oxygen. is this the normal process for this disease? We went to the Dr. the other day and he told them that once he coughs and clears his airay he can do anything. Well this is so not true I dont see him doing much of anything and when he does he has to go and lay done for awhile or the rest of the day. I am so confused...any one else experience any thing like this?
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