ok the resp nurse said to turn up ambulatory oxygen to 3 which we've done, strapped the case on him and walked about 20 mtrs down hill, his nails and lips were blue. got the bus to town, walked to 3 shops and back to bus and he struggled, he was really sob and blue, kept stopping for a sit down and walked so slow it took us ages, its a 10 min bus ride to town, 10 mins back, his oxygen tank was empty when we got home, that was only 3 shops and not for a long time, it was the walking and resting between shops took the time up. We have a wheelchair but he's so stubborn, I have said I am willing to push him, but he says it's admitting defeat. I say it's accepting help. He was more than grateful for the chair last saturday on out day to scarborough, so why won't he use it at home. I am guessing its a pride thing, but what's worse, sitting reasonably relaxed in a wheelchair, or being so sob you can't talk and look like a smurf. I know I aren't the one in the position and it's easy to think I would accept the help, it just leaves me at aloss what to say to him next. I have tried nagging, he didnt notice any difference unfortunately, he's so used to that. I've tried being extra nice and wheedling, he is so suspicious of that he looks at me gone out. HEEEEEEELLLLLLLPPPPPP
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