Good Morning everyone! Glad to say that everything has been pretty stable - as stable as it can be for my severe COPD husband!! A couple of courses of antibiotics in the last couple of months but nothing too severe - after all the troubles with the blood pressure tablets and the side effects he is not taking any meds for that particular problem we will deal with that in the next month or so!
This is more to do with a tale of caution - up north it is cold this morning - properly cold. Our morning routine started OK and my husband up and dressed by 7 (yes 7am!) - went out with the dog to start the car. Fifteen minutes later he is not in - I dashed out with spacer in hand to find him literally frozen to the spot. It was so cold that he was unable to breath well enough to make the short walk across the drive. Administered spacer - opened the car door and started the engine to hopefully blow some warmer air in his direction. Ran back in to get the oxygen. Dashed back out - by this time I was also shivering horrendously. All is OK - it took him some time (about half an hour) and slowly slowly we got him back inside and stabilised.
The cautionary tale of today - if cold affects your breathing, take care. It is winter and it is damn cold. If you doubt whether you can cope - stay in. Please take care. TAD xxx