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Past two days…

I’ve gotten a total of about 6 hours of sleep.

My mom went to the emergency room and then put into ICU.  She has COPD and somehow contracted RSV.

Respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus, or RSV, is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious, especially for infants and older adults. In fact, RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis (inflammation of the small airways in the lung) and pneumonia (infection of the lungs) in children younger than 1 year of age in the United States. It is also a significant cause of respiratory illness in older adults.

COPD and RSV do not play well together.  When she got to the hospital, they put her on a BiPAP machine and would put her on a ventilator as a last resort.

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