My dad is getting worse and worse by the day.
Mom and I have spoke to his Pulmonologist (per my dads permission) and told him about it. He said dad really only has about 6-8 months left to live since he continues to smoke.
Being in the medical field and currently studying to be a paramedic, I know the physiological state that is taking place inside of the body but we've still been doing some heavy research on it just for peace of mind for the two of us. Honestly, it really hasn't brought much closure.
Dad IS in the end stage of COPD and is showing signs of being close to the end. It's a numbing feeling.
Now to my mom. My mom has severely obese. She just got her labs back and her cholesterol is through the roof, she's developing type 2 diabetes and her blood pressure has been on the rise for a while now. He chooses not to "accept" this and doesn't take the medicine she's prescribed. She says she's, "too young". She's 49. Smdh.
I have been trying to have her workout at minimum 10 minutes a day with me. Just SOMETHING to get her started. I tried with her today and it was nothing but excuses."I can't." "It's too hard", "I have too much fat in the way". "It hurts". Everything I did was very basic, modified workouts. She eats horribly even though I do cook healthy meals, she just ate a container full of M&M's and she does this regularly. She won't eat anything with veggies in it so I try to sneak them into her food.
So I guess that's it. My dad is about to go and with the stress my mom has on her plate knowing her husband is about to die, the stress of her health and the weight on her body, the legal aspects that come with getting everything in order for my dad dying and her work, her friend that she co-manages his company.........she's going to end up having a heart attack probably soon and dying, too.
What am I going to do if I lose both my mom and dad so close together? I can't handle that!