Hi all, I just wanted to ask about lung function. My mum has emphysema, prof at chest clinic says she has 20-25% capacity. she is on 7.5 predisolone a day with usual inhalers. her oxygen level is usually around 92-95 so oxygen is not needed, so why is she so bad. Most of the time she cant even stand up in kitchen and struggles to go to loo. She has a community matron, so although doc told me about a year ago she was end stage is this how it will be now. I did read somewhere that she may never need oxygen but doesnt mean she is better off than someone that does. I feel helpless as i dont know what else to ask them to do to help her. Thanks.
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