I care for my husband whose was diagnosed with COPD 10wks ago. Since then its been a roller coaster of a ride, three visits to A&E and two hospital stays. He as been on what they call hospital at home rest with COPD nurses visiting sometime once a day or every couple of days for periods of two weeks at a time. The problem seems to be each time he attends hospital as an emergency they give him steroids he his fine when on them however within the 48hrs of the course finishing he cant breathe and needs to go back. It breaks my heart to see him suffering and having these set backs. I have been out of my mind, they cant seem to get him stabilised on meds. I have learned so much and taken comfort from this forum, and also had little titters from your humour comments. Thank you all.