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By Anonymous Latest Activity April 1, 2017 at 9:49 pm Views 1,347 Replies 1


My FIL has COPD but he is not very forth coming about his severity or diagnosis. I was hoping someone here could help me understand how bad it is. Here is a summary of what I know:

-he smoked for 55 years
-he is very very hoarse
-he is very thin and bruises easily
-he cannot laugh, chuckle even without needing to rest
-he is hospitalized for exacerbations about once a year
-last summer he was admitted for an exacerbation and the mask treatment was not working so he had to be intubated for a week
-he hardly eats and cannot exercise

I know this all sounds bad but he's been this way for years. Can he live a longer life like this? I feel bad for my husband and his siblings because they truly don't know a prognosis. He did quit smoking and he is not on oxygen.

Thanks in advance!

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