You have gotten some very good advice. My late husband had emphazema and was also dieing of cancer. He had a breathing attack and I had him breathe through his nose but exhale through the mouth. I told him to smell the roses and blow out the candles. Also pursed lip breathing can help.
Talking to her to get her to relax is also a good idea. But the breathing gets you to focus on something other than the attack. Remember in through the nose and out through the mouth. I hope that you will be able to help your friend if this occurs again.
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