6 weeks ago my mother in-law was diagnosed with UIP Fibrosis, since this diagnosis, she has declined rapidly.
She only had a cough when first seen by the hospital, she now requires 2 litres of Oxygen a hour for 24 hours.
The hospital told us 10 days ago that her condition has got worse by 7% in 12 weeks. To us this sounds like a lot, they then told us that they can not tell us how much longer she has! This was a big shock to us.
She has 35% severe scarring to her lungs and a further 15% scarring that is getting worse.
How much scarring can someone have before their body gives up?