My younger, "baby" sister, (52 yrs old), is dying from end stage COPD/ emphysema. (We lost our mother to COPD just last year) My sister is, and always will be, very close to my heart. I am 5 years older and I'm proud to have been her big brother all these years!!! She is a one of a kind, who said it wasn't fair for her family to have to watch her struggle...always thinking of others. She's the first to make everyone laugh and has quite the sense of humor. Everyday my sister has to be reminded that she is dying because of hypoxia / high CO2 levels and Morphine interfering with her thought processes. It is so sad for her, but I think she has found some degree of acceptance. I really need some strong support with this because sis and I are best friends as well as brother and sister. My fondest and happiest memories of my childhood are of us playing together. I am devastated and my heart is breaking. My first instinct is to isolate myself so I am forcing myself to post this. Please forgive if I do not respond right away to posts to this thread.