My husband is the one suffering from copd. He seems to sleep for 18 hours a day, just getting up to take his medication and carton of ensure and then back to bed and then a few hours later will get up for a few hours. He gets extremely out of breath when brushing his teeth, so wont do this anymore, has the most basic of washes, refuses to go out incase he gets out of breath. I keep asking him to phone the copd nurse and ask to be assessed for ambulatory o2. Problem is, he was told he retains carbon dioxide (think its that) and so prescribed oxygen wont help him. Think he should also be referred for PR too as he never exercises on his own accord.
Really at a loss what to do. What a life, just staying in bed, hardly eating, little personal hygiene, drinking too much wine. Would drive me insane.