Her doctor said it's advanced copd. They are giving her steroids and antibiotic, in addition to her other meds. Her heart test is good no heart failure. Doctor wants her to do inpatient rehab, but she doesn't want to be in a nursing facility. She wants to be home. She's on 247 oxygen, with constant congestion heard, coughing up phlegm. She can't talk only few words because of her breathing to talk, she strains. Doctor said she has to get back to a baseline. And this "might" be her new baseline that she "could" die, (doesn't mean she will). Doctor said she could get a little better if she does pt rehab to get her to help moving, exercise. She is underweight, and weak with walking, moving around and has nursing services that visit. She had a home aid that helped bathe her. She is underweight and has problems swallowing certain foods. Her stomach gets bloated from eating many times and causes her alot of pain to that area and ribs. The gi doctor said he cannot do an endoscopy because of anesthesia and her copd. So he doesn't know what he can do to help her stomach. Sometimes she is nausea, sometimes not. She gets stressed out trying to decide what she can eat swallow and won't make her bloated. Can she get a nutritionist under Medicare to come to the home? Can Paliative care or hospice help her more, then a visting nurse service? Maybe the antibiotic is causing the pain? Her phlegm was yellow then green then brown. I thought yellow,green brown is infection? but the pulmonologist said it could be normal bronchitis/ bronchial copd. So far these doctors don't seem to be helping her, with anything new, even if it's an advanced stage. And they give her steroids and antibiotics and hospital meals. She also gets hot alot, her face neck gets sweat red and she had to keep getting cold washcloth on her face neck. She also can't make it to toilet sometimes and uses a portable potty in room. Is the sweat from steroids or antibiotic? And she gets anxious alot about her health and the breathing being so bad. She said she felt like she was going to die. But she didn't. Is this normal for COPD advanced stage to feel like your going to die, having an exacerbations? Is it normal for her to have deep congestion everyday? After she drank hot tea,her breathing got worse and she is not sleeping well nightly. Is there something that can help her sleep but won't affect her breathing? She can't sleep laying down but has to sleep laying sitting up nightly, because of her breathing, is this normal with copsd sleeping sitting up? Should her mucus be clear and if it isn't is this life threatening and if she can't get it to be clear?