Thanks for that. As to teh Mucodyne, yes that was what we were hoping for. Try and break up the mucus and phlegm and then it is supposed to be easier for it to come up with the coughing etc. She has the liquid Mucodyne before and now they have tried the capsule form. However, the Mucodyne seems to work as intended to a point. But, the coughing is absolutely horrendous as a result of that, not much is coming up and seeing that amount of coughing and the after effects of it, looks like my mum is having a heart attack. Plus with that level of coughing, my mum is fighting just to breathe at the same time and that is not good at all. Face goes bright red, breathing frantically through pursed lips and making sounds that no one should ever make.
I've read loads about Mucodyne and read through many personal experiences of it on COPD forums. Some people swear by it, great, helped loads etc, and others hate it, didn't work and have the same experiences as my mum. So I guess that what you say is right about it's effectiveness. Mums thinking is that if this is what it does then to hell with that, she'll put up with the mucas and stuff. Can't blame her for thinking that. Plus, she is meant to take it 4 times a day, i think not, especially before bedtime!
The water I agree with loads, but trying to get someone who is only 6 stone to drink 6-8 glasses a day is a tough fight for me!! Bloody COPD, a horrible disease!!
Yep day 1 tomorrow, can't wait! Looking forward to stomping on these Colts hopefully! 25/1 for the Superbowl, always optimistic here!!! Hope your having a good weekend.
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