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Dad with Pulm Fib not doing well

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Old 02-05-2013, 11:04 AM   #1
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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.

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