August 19, 2019
Iím barely at work when I get the text from Mom that theyíre in the ER because dad couldnít breathe when he got up, and that they went by ambulance. This is not how to start the week. It doesnít matter that heís seeing the pulmonary doc on two days. Heís been not been doing well for several days. Mom says this is their life now, and sheís right. With COPD, particularly if it isnít managed well because the patient canít or wonít proactively manage symptoms. He of course wonít stay, so they head home early afternoon after heís stabilized.