My mom, 71, has COPD and emphysema. It is looking like she is coming to the end of the battle, she’s been hospitalized since Monday with pneumonia. Hopefully she will be released in a few days but the doctor there, who is NOT her regular doctor, has said overall the prognosis is not good. Anyway I am wondering if any of you or your friends or loved ones have tried salt therapy? It is supposed to help people with breathing issues. Once my mom is home, I would like her to give it a try. I know it’s not a cure but as her breathing gets worse, we are willing to try anything to help her breath easier. I have just heard about salt therapy myself so I haven’t really researched it yet.
I am feeling better after talking to her tonight but I still have a gut feeling we are headed down that final road. And I’m not ready. I’ve been a wreck for the last 24 hours. She’s not ready to go either which is what makes this so hard. I keep having all these memories come back, wonderful memories. But it makes me cry. And I need to call my dad and have an important conversation about finances when mom gets too sick to do it anymore. Moms plan is for me to take over paying the bills. She’s done it their entire marriage and he has never ever paid the bills or looked at the budget. He will not have a clue what to do. So I need to talk to him about that and make sure he’s ok with me paying the bills (out of their account). She has everything set up through online bill pay I believe. But my dad and I need to talk about it first. To make sure he is ok with it and I just don’t know how he will react. I don’t want him to think I am going to start controlling the money because I’m not. I’m not going to tell him what he can and can’t buy, I’m not going to complain about his purchases. I’m just going to find out how much $ is needed for the monthly bills and tell him he needs to make sure there’s enough money at the end of the month so I can pay the bills. God give me the strength! This is so hard!! So hard!! Can’t believe this is happening.