Is 6 liters of oxygen alot?
Hello everyone, my mother is 58 years old and has advanced COPD/emphysema from years of heavy smoking but she did quit smoking a couple years ago because she couldn't breathe but wasn't actually diagnosed with advanced copd/emphysema until a month ago. My mom was stubborn and never went to see doctors. She is now in the hospital and the doctors told me today she would need to be on oxygen 24/7 going forward and she is at 6 liters now. Is that alot? She also was just diagnosed with diabetes and clogged arteries (stents were put in). I am VERY worried about my mom. Can someone tell me what to expect when she goes home? She was crying terribly today because she said she is dying and couldn't live a quality life being on so much medication and oxygen. It breaks my heart. I know that no one can really tell me how long she has to live but can someone live for a long time on oxygen 24/7? Any advice or personal knowledge would be greatly appreciated.
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Where's my book. Lol. Finished or not, I want to read it Betty. By the way, has this crap been cured yet? Just a humor. I seriously hope you're ok. Looking forward to the chapters. If you can't finish, I'll take the notes. At least I'll know what a friend thought. Signed Bob. Texas born and raised and don't care what anyone thinks of that :) Do care about ya'll though. Especially Betty.
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