I have joined you guys for your help. I have a best friend who has COPD, has just been released from St Marys today. We go out to lunch together and although I am an ex-nurse I worked in Coma (so I can resess) but I need to know the in's and outs of this and what is important for me to learn incase something happens when we are together. I alsohave a father in the states who I have just learned was diagnosed 4 years ago with COPD. He won't get the care we do at present as he has no health insurance and cant afford to see the doctor or even pay for antibiotics. He will die. I have a 28 year old sister who needs information on how to help him also, so if you all can help me, I might be able to help her..... Just to let you know my dad is 83 and refuses to give up fags and beer and doesn't walk or exercise much. He figures if there is nothing he can do now and he is tired, I bellive he has given up. But my freind hasn't and on the day the David Bowie past away, he came out of hospital saying he was going to do everything he can to stay out of that place!
My friend do does all he can to keep living and loving life. I thank you all in advance for any help you can give me. kindest regards, Fran