Hello everyone! I'm looking for ways to help my mom, who was diagnosed with COPD in 2015 after my father died. I'm sitting in ICU watching my mom slowly come off sedation from being intubated. We're dealing with exacerbation, CHF, sepsis, yeast infection everywhere, unknown fungus in sputum, PE, small leg clot, and lest I forget-Afib as of late. I feel like I've failed her in so many ways and if we make it through this, I want to make sure she has the best quality of life possible. I know she's not end stage, but not sure where she's at because we were never informed and I didn't ask. She's 67, smoked up until I took her to ER. In hindsight, I think she was depressed, malnourished, dehydrated, and in need of skin care. She hid it well and is proud and private. I've tried to respect her decisions and not push-it is her life, but that's what led us here. Please tell me how to help increase her quality of life while respecting her dignity. I run my own business and have two kids so I stay busy, but I will figure out how to make it work. Any suggestions welcome-she's my best friend and I wish I could take this horrible disease for her. My heart is breaking.
PS. She's on Symbicort, ventolin rescue, & theophylline & they worked great before she got sick & had this grab bag of diagnoses after being admitted.