I am so depressed with the daily grind of living the same day over and over again for the last 5 or 6 years. The situation is out of control to a point of no return, today she seemed to be find and just like changing a channel on t.v. mom was in a such a state and so lost that dad and was about to cry, well I did and I ran outside. Does it get to a point that she can be sedated or what, when mom gets like this her COPD gets worse and she can't breath, also she has started to forget to swollow and holds the liquid in her mouth. Is this just the level of the progression or what. This is my 2nd post and my story is so long for now I can only tell bits and pieces for now. I am taking Paxil and nerve pills for panic attacks because it got so hard to make it from one day to the next that my Dr. put me on the medicine to help me cope.