Just received news that my mom has COPD, she is so far away in a Las Vegas hospital and I am here in New York, and I am feeling frightened and helpless. The worst part is she is needing me for strength and all I want to do is cry my eyes out! She is very depressed and scared right now, I don't know what to say or do, it's hard when you realize how human and vulnerable your mom is. She is a smoker and is of course going to have to quit. Just looking for some support right now . . .
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