Re: I panic when its bath time!
Hi, I caretake my Mom who has COPD/Emphysema andn she is on 6 ltrs O2 24/7. She has always loved baths to ease her aches and pains but since being diagnosed she has to have her baths cooler than normal because the heat and steam seem to make her feel dizzy and lightheaded, a feeling of not getting enough air basically. I know this sounds silly but maybe you could put some soothing music on during her baths, something she likes, or sometimes I just read to my mother while she is in the bath, story out of Readers Digest or a story in the paper. As for the depression, my mother is on Paxil and it seems to work for her, all anti-depressants effect everone differently so unfortunately you have to try, try, try until you find the right one. Depression with this disease is common and your mom should know she is not alone. Good luck. You also might want to check out the caregivers section.
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