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Hi. I'm looking for information and I hope support. A friend who is now 81 was diagnosed COPD and Congestive Heart Failure 30 months ago. He had gone to hospital thinking bronchitis or maybe pneumonia. They sent him home with night time oxygen ordered. In January this year he got pneumonia, back to hospital, they assigned oxygen 24/7, and he has been fine with that. About 10 days ago in what I would describe as "out of the blue" he lost the ability to stand or walk for over about 15 seconds. Truly collapses to the floor and must be helped up. Off to hospital again where, against most friends and his doctors, he chose to come home under hospice care. He now reclines on the sofa non-stop except for toilet use. We are using a walker, and he hasn't the strength to walk 20 or so steps. He will collapse to the floor. That severe weakness is very bothersome to us all. Three months ago he was going up ladders. Any thoughts or ideas or reassurance that he is normal would help. Thanks.
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