I NEED HELP! My husband, Ron, has IPF and he’s sick. He had a bad constant cough since Tues and he also has problems breathing after he coughs as well as a fever, ache, has thrown up and involuntarily shakes. Should I take him to the hospital? This is the first time Ron has been sick since he’s had IPF. His cough sounds awful and it sounds like it might be in his lungs, I’m not too sure. Another thing….we live in Abbotsford British Columbia which is on the border with Washington state. We went across the border on Sunday to Bellingham to do some shopping. I’m now fearing the coronavirus because of the cases there and Ron is exhibiting the symptoms but I’m trying not to be paranoid. If anyone can provide some direction who has more experience with IPF I would really appreciate it. Darlene

I hope by the time you read this you’ve already been to ER. With severely compromised lungs, any respiratory changes should be addressed immediately. Good luck – and please let us know how you both are doing…