Hello all, I hope this is an OK post for this forum, apologies and please delete it if not. Today I took my 80 year old mother for an appointment at the hospital to get the results of here recent lung performance tests and scans. The doctor said she has COPD and Pulmonary Fibrosis and her lung function has deteriorated a lot since she was last tested in 2015. They plan to manage her ongoing chest infections with the current mix of medications. (Steroids, inhalers and antibiotics when needed.) They will do further tests to see what more they can find about the pulmonary fibrosis. I left thinking this pulmonary fibrosis is a manageable condition but it seems from reading on the internet that it will progress and ultimately she will need nursing care. I don't want her to be worried unnecessarily but I don't feel we were told what this diagnosis actually means for her prognosis. Can anyone tell me broadly what to expect? I don't know how to plan to care for her.