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I live abroad from my mother and skype regularly with her. What I would like to know is:
Are there any specific questions I can ask her (without being too obviously checking up on her) to judge if her health is getting worse? Are there any physical signs I can look for (despite the breathlessness and coughing)? What can I ask to see if she is indeed not getting enough oxygen at night? Headache in the morning? Cramps at night?
My mother has severe COPD. She cannot fly without oxygen and I suspect her getting very low saturation when active and asleep. She is in regular contact with the medical team. Her resting sat is 94% on a good day.
Being abroad makes me worry and it is very hard to come into contact with the GP or her pulminologist to ask these questions. Any answers much appreciated!
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