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deb-fla
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USA
60 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2017 :  11:17:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
dear caregivers, bless you ALL. I have a question. I have end stage COPD. Dr. says he can not hear air flow in my lungs. I live with my brother and his wife. I still do the dishes, cook a little, try to clean. but I do get short of breath doing any activities, I pace my self by purse lip breathing and taking breaks. she says I am being dramatic and acting like I am dying, that I could stop it if i wanted to. How do I explain to here being SOB in my new normal?

deborah brantley

Sokcap48
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USA
866 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2017 :  2:39:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You might clamp her nose shut with a metal spring clamp, Duct Tape her mouth shut, poke a hole in it the size of a straw and see how she feels after a couple of hours! Or you could see if you can educate her with some online research or a trip to your Doctor with you and let him help you explain your situation. What ever keep on the sunny side and do the best you can.

Paul-Ut
The Journey Continues.
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faybees
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USA
138 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2017 :  3:38:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Put a clip on her nose and ask her to breath thru a straw.
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deb-fla
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USA
60 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2017 :  6:21:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sokcap and faybees, I so want to do that, thanks,I am on pallitave hospice, next time the doc is here i will ask her to explain it. thanks for ur replies

deborah brantley
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