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My mum is in intensive care.

She's been in this state for a few days and it's not looking good. It's a lung infection and she has COPD. She's being kept alive by drugs and breathing machines in an induced coma. Reading between the lines if what the doctor says, it's not optimistic.
Burnley123 · 41-45, M
Thanks to everyone for all the support, even from people I have had disagreements with. I would also extend the same to you, if roles were reversed.

It's looking a bit better today but she has a long way to go. I don't feel comfortable doing daily updates on any social media but I really appreciate the support.

Northwest · M
This must be an incredibly difficult time for you and your family. I'm truly sorry to hear about your mother's situation and hope you can find comfort being close to her.
samueltyler2 · 80-89, M
So sorry.

If it makes you feel any better, the induced coma is so she can tolerate the respirator, no one would really want to be awake during the time that you are on a ventilator. I was chairman of my hospital's ethics committee. We had a discussion once and the hospital's lawyer said something that I think is very germane, he said it sounds as if having your muscles paralyzed and dependent upon a ventilator, would be like being held over a cliff aware that you might drop thousands of feet.
i feel for you my friend. my mom had copd as well. that would have eventually killed her but other infections that progressed to her legs are what ultimately killed her. it was a horrible time watching her suffer....i'm sorry this is happening to you 🫂
Ynotisay · M
Sorry to hear that. It's hard but try to keep a little optimism going and have some confidence in the treatments. Recoveries do happen. Good wishes.
Havesomefun2 · 56-60, M
Really hope she gets better copd is not a good w I know I suffer from that
Musicman · 61-69, M
I am so sorry 💔😢😢😢 I have lost both of my parents. ☹️
IamBack · 31-35, M
I’m sorry about that bro, stay strong 💪🏻
Patriot96 · 56-60, C
Good luck. Prayers
windinhishair · 61-69, M
I am so sorry to hear this. My prayers are with you and your family in this difficult moment. I will be rooting hard for you both.
darkmere1983 · 46-50, M
i'm really sorry to hear this news, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family & mum at this time.
msros · F
Have a relative who is 83 now and has been diagnosed with COPD since 2017, She has been bedridden at home for the past 2 years and has been hooked up on 2 concentrators alternatively going on for the past many months. Even her doctor is so shocked as to how she is still alive. Her lung x-ray has patches and infiltrates. She was on the ventilator 2 years ago in the hospital
I'm sorry to hear that
Can't imagine how you're feeling
Starcrossed · 41-45, F
Oh I'm so sorry to hear, that must be emotionally difficult.
That's such a bad combination of facts for sorry!
helenS · 36-40, F
How horrible - it's so sad, I'm so sorry 😕
ChipmunkErnie · 70-79, M
Oh, so sorry to hear that. Hoping for the best.
Bumbles · 51-55, M
Hoping for the best, so sorry for the hard news.
Elessar · 26-30, M
Fùck, I hope she can recover still.
basilfawlty89 · 31-35, M
I'm sorry, man.
That's a horrific situation.
I hope she does recover, even if the odds aren't great according to the doctor.
Justmeraeagain · 56-60, F
I'm so sorry,that's hard
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DrWatson · 70-79, M
I am very sorry to hear this.
Guardian · 56-60, M
My condolences!
ArtieKat · M
So sorry to hear that!
Poppies · 61-69, F
I am so sorry.
Guardian · 56-60, M
Losing a parent is difficult and inevitable!
OliRos · 18-21, F
Sorry to hear that. I hope you are okay.
smiler2012 · 56-60
@Burnley123 😣sorry too hear that
Sorry to know that :(
sarabee1995 · 26-30, F


Human1000 · M
So sorry to hear it, Burnley. Sending best thoughts to your mother, you, and your family
Jexie · 22-25, F
Oh. I'm really sorry about that.
I’m so sorry, my friend.
i am sorry to hear that 😢
So sorry. I hope she is comfortable 💜
iamonfire696 · 41-45, F
I am very sorry that your Mom is going through this. I know how hard this is. My Mother went through something similar when she had septic pneumonia and the specialists told me she would die but she didn’t.

Doctors can be wrong, I hope that she overcomes the lung infection. I am sending all my positive vibes to her for recovery.

Again I am so very sorry that you and your family are going through this 🩷.
NinaTina · 26-30, F

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