This is my first time posting here but I just need to talk some people That have been through or are going through this.
About 3 months ago my 84 year old grandmother came to live with me while waiting for an assisted living facility. She has COPD with emphysema. She's had a horrible cough pretty much since she came to stay with us. She's been back and forth to the family doctor and the pulmonaligist almost weekly since coming here. I've seen her get slightly better for maybe 2-3 at most and then she gets worse again. The cough is worst at night time and I feel awful that she can't even sleep because of the cough. It just seems like she's doing everything she can and its not even making a difference. She does the nebulizer 3-4x a day, takes all her meds, and sleeps with oxygen. She even had a bronchoscope procedure done last month. I don't know much about this disease and in just trying to see if anyone has been through this and has some input. She seems to have taken a turn for the worse the past few days and I think she'll end up in the hospital soon. I just can't shake this feeling that she's not going to get better and only continue to deteriorate rapidly.