My mum is in hospital at the moment critically ill. She was admitted on Friday afternoon having been unwell for a month with a chest infection. We have been told to expect the worst but hope for the best. At first she was not put on the Bipap machine but is on it now and yesterday afternoon managed to cough up a lot of the awful mucus. Despite her only weighing 5st I believe she might pull through. The doctors have said because they are treating the Copd and not the chest infection there is little hope. Her heart rate is high and fluctuating but high blood pressure for her is relatively normal. she believes she will get better and has not given up but is doing her best to keep going.
Our family have all gathered from far and wide to be with her now. Has anyone come this close and survived and if so? How has life been since? Is Hospice care recommended?