My mother in law was recently diagnosed with COPD and prescribed oxygen 24/7, nebulizer 3x/daily (and she has hypertension). She just returned from dr. who told her she now has lingular atelectasis (partial collapse). Still, she told me she will never wear oxygen 24/7. A couple of us went together and bought her a portable Inogen for ease and convenience. However, if she's not going to use her oxygen as prescribed to actually help her, I'm not sure what I can do for her. I want to respect her and be kind, but really don't understand her irrationality. She even knows that when she is not on oxygen, her mind is not as clear and she does not function as well. She doesn't like feeling like that BUT refuses to help it.
Any suggestions are appreciated.