It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD Message Board
Post New Thread   Reply Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-05-2013, 11:04 AM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: MA
Posts: 6
MaryEllenB HB User
Dad with Pulm Fib not doing well

Hi, everyone. I last posted about a year ago that my dad was dx with pulmonary fibrosis. Since that time, he has progressed from no oxygen, to 2L about 4 months ago, and now to 4L this week. He has lost 30 lbs in a year. Last year at this time he was skiing, and now he gets winded when he walks to the mailbox. His pulmonologist told him yesterday he probably will die within the year...harsh, I know, but being a nurse I appreciated his honesty. My question is, does anyone else have a loved one who has declined from this so quickly? Have any meds worked? Once on 4L oxygen, how quickly did their lung function decline? Thanks, and don't worry about being blunt.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply Reply




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



ladybud (11), janewhite1 (8), quincy (7), pegkro (6), sk84life (5), murray76 (5), friday49 (5), hypatia (4), Apollo123 (4), writeleft (4)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1177), MSJayhawk (1004), Apollo123 (903), Titchou (847), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (753), sammy64 (668), midwest1 (668), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:56 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!