In the final stages of copd
, the patient cannot ventilate themselves at all and they cannot get enough oxygen
into their body.
They have severe shortness of breath and often get agitated because of this. They tend to have cyanosis, or a blue color to fingers, toes, lips, etc. There are medicines that can be used to make the patient as comfortable as possible but it is not a comfortable death.
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