hi so my mom has emphysema, she was diagnosis'd years ago. It's been getting progressively worse and she continues to smoke over a pack a day of cigarettes. Last night they had to try to get her to the hospital, she wasn't able to breath. My brother said by the time they got into the car she turned blue and wasn't able to take any breaths at all. My brother had to call 911 and they sent an ambulance and walked him through what to do for her meanwhile to induce breathing. Its very sad. I woke up to the phone call, and it sat in me all day than tongiht once i was still, kids in bed, it hit me. She's going to go out very badly, my brother is going to go through alot with-her with this. I am very far away now, not like it used to be with me 5 minutes away. I felt kinda guilty that I am so far away. They had to give her oxygen last night to get her breathing again. Needless to say after hearing my brother's voice I smoked only 6 today, and tmrw will be less until their totally gone.