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Last stages of copd, chest pain, morphine drip

hi, my father has end stage copd . Can barely move and is currently in hospital after chest pains. He is due home tomorow and has been fitted with a morphine drip which a nurse will visit to check each day. He is coming home in an ambulance and having a hospital bed. No one will say how long he has. Is death imenant or could he go on suffering for months or even years?
Asked On : Sat, 12 May 2012
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Feb 2013
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.
In COPD, patients can lead a qualitative life if support like oxygen and other complications are taken care.
The prognosis depends on the severity of lungs involvement and lungs diffusion capacity.
Continue supportive treatment as advised by the doctors and be in follow up.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Tue, 29 Oct 2013
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