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Mom has short term memory loss along with COPD and has been prescribed oxygen 24/7. She takes the canulla off and once she switched off the machine. She lives alone in a senior housing complex with aides and companions most of the day, so our biggest concern for the oxygen is in the middle of the night and first thing in the morning. Does anyone have any experience with this type of behavior?

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My mother-in-law wouldn't keep the canulla on either, so they switched to a very low dose of morphine. That helped her oxygen intake but was too low to make her sleepy or have any other side effects. She was in a nursing home, so that likely made this step easier.
I don't think it's unusual that someone like your mom fights the canulla. Chat with her doctor to see if he or she has any other ideas.
Good luck,
Carol
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