I'm trying to grasp the thought process behind my mom continuing to smoke even though the doctor told her that doing so would reduce the rest of her life by half. She is now 67. He told her if she quits,she could live with her COPD for another 10-15 years.
A year ago she almost died. Her blood oxygen was 75 when the paramedics arrived. They were THIS close to intubating her. She had to have her lungs flushed for 2 days straight. She was unable to draw oxygen from the air she breathed in. Just because she's stabalized she thinks its ok to smoke again. She still requires oxygen when she leaves the house. She hasn't been doing her Albuterol treatments.
I can't get through to her,but how can I just accept her decision?!
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