Hi, I have just joined this group after yesterday my dad got his diagnosis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fbrosis. I am devastated at this news. He is 72, has had vascular problems with his legs for a couple of years, but generally fit, slim and healthy. He quit smoking 4 years ago, is very energetic for his age (usually up ladders fixing roofs 🙈) anyone else have this or experience with it? I'm after some advice on how to make him more comfortable as his symptoms progress. He currently has shortness of breath and a dry cough, which is what took him to his GP in the first place. They gave him a blue inhaler and antibiotics last week, before his diagnosis, but they're not really making any changes. He is awaiting a consultant appointment and goes for some tests in a few weeks (lung function etc I think) any advice would be appreciated, thanks
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