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living with spouse who has copd

I think he is getting in the end stages. His primary dr wont see him until Jan 2022.
He has lost 25 lbs, oxy level in80's. He is confused and I dont know what or how to help him

  1. My heart goes out to you. Where are you located? Do you have an emergency department where you are? If so, I would call an ambulance and take him in. Is is possible to go to another doctor?
    Is your husband on oxygen?
    A doctor of medical professional is the only one qualified to treat him.
    Janet (site moderator/COPD.net)

    1. yes he is on oxygen 24/7 liquid in portable but lasts no longer than an hour. so extremely limited on where he can go and do.


    2. Hi again, Vikki, and thanks for this post - I have seen and responded to your other two similar posts. For ease of reference, here are links to those two earlier conversations: First this one ("Traveling"😉: https://copd.net/forums/traveling#reply-104059. And next, this one ("Am I Being Unrealistic"😉: https://copd.net/forums/am-i-just-being-unrealistic.
      I do hope you have an opportunity to look back there for recent comments.
      This is the first I've read that Dan has 'end stage' COPD. As you may be aware, several of our community members have shared their own personal experiences living with this aspect of COPD. Many of them continue to live active, rewarding lives. It isn't always easy, but it is happening around us.
      I'm hopeful with the right physicians, medication and counselors, you will be able to determine if Dan (and you!), can actually have a better lifestyle.
      What do you think?
      Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

  2. , it is so difficult to see a loved one struggling and not know how to help. Would you consider trying to find a new doctor that would be able to see you sooner than January? If you haven't already, that may be an option so you can at least figure out what is going on and how to help. Please keep us updated. All the best, Sam S. (COPD.Net, Team Member).

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