Thread: Emphysema
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:37 PM   #1
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I am watching my cousin in law dying a slow death from copd (emphysema) for the last 3 yrs. He is gone from an active,outdoor lover,river fisherman, to an old man who stays indoors with oxygen tanks, afraid to go anywhere. He is 69yrs.! He's had several bouts of pneumonia in the last 6 months. He's had a lifetime of smoking 50-60cigs a day. I know he's just biding his time, waiting to go. As much as possible has been done for him. It's very tough for his family & for him. He's off the fags this last 3 months, too late I'm afraid. He gets these panic attacks & will call us anytime in 24 hrs.. This & the worry is wearing both my husband & me down. It's a terrible thing to say but I wish God or whatever..would take him out of his msery

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