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Old 05-02-2011, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Tampa bay
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My bro who also has copd is in the hospital with pnemonia

He is only 47. He is still a heavy smoker. I called him at hospital today as soon as I found out he was there and he could not even talk, much less breath.
I just seen him a few days ago, he seemed fine

It's just all bad because all his life he has abused his body with drugs and the last few years with alcohol

I and many people have tried hard to help him but I and others had to stop a lot of it because it was enabling him. Also the real fact that I just do not have the money to give. ( I never did but finally I had to say no.)

He is single no kids.

I just hope he gets better, it's just all bad

Thank you for listening
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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I am sorry you are going through this. I imagine this must be so painful and frustrating.
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Are they going to try and syphon the moisture from his lungs? My sister-in-law's had it done. And while she said it was very uncomfortable and wouldn't do it again, it likely prevented her situation from getting grave.

I feel your pain, as I have a brother with heart disease and I worry about him a lot. But your brother is so young. I sure hope the best for him.
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I had that 3 times when I was younger. It wasn't pretty.
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:28 AM
 
Location: PORT ANGELES, WA
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He is very young... I'm sorry this is hurting you so bad...

Copd with pneumonia is a tough battle. He will be on several antibiotics and respiratory meds, which could take several days for him to start feeling some relief.

I have been seeing a LOT of young people with alcohol and smoking killing them. Seems like the 70's have hurt a LOT of our loved ones. The ones who haven't stopped the party..

Visit, talk, encourage and support. Don't lecture.. Let him know you love him..
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