My OH was diagnosed with copd just over a year ago. He has had this cough since I met him 5 years ago which can often leave him struggling to catch his breath. Last night he started to cough to the point he went very red in the face and could not breath at all and seemed to be passing out he slumped forward and I shook him and was calling his name and his body and arms started to jerk and he started to come to. I dont know how long this episode lasted all I know is it scared the hell out of me and I think him to as when his body and arms were jerking he had a look on his face as though he was saying help me or maybe fear that he didn't quite know what was happeniing. I tried to persuade him to go back and see his gp or copd nurse but he says only if it happens again. Can anyone please give me advice on what to do should this ever occur again. As I said it scared the hell out of me and the image of that incident and the look on his face just keeps coming back. Thanks
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