Katie Price's mum Amy says she has 'no hope' of survival if she catches 'cold or covid' but hopes to get lung transplant

KATIE Price's mum Amy has opened up about the grim reality of her health condition as she remains unable to see her family due to Covid.

Amy, 64, who suffers from idopathic pulmonary fibrosis said she was in the "last couple of years" of her life as she holds out hope for a successful lung transplant.

She appeared on Good Morning Britain via Zoom alongside Katie from their respective homes, telling hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that she has "no hope" of surviving if she catches a cold or Covid.

Amy told them: "I'm very up and down really, to be honest with you. Obviously it's terminal and I should imagine I'm in the last couple of years now.

"What with Covid and everything, if I catch a cold or Covid there's just no hope, so that would be the end of it for me.

"But positively, I'm hoping, I'm pushing to see if I can get on the transplant list.


"Because there is no cure there's nothing else they can do for me really, it's just palliative care, they're just trying to keep me comfortable."

Amy then admitted that even if she did get a transplant there was not much chance of it being successful because of her age.

"My age is against me and the results are not that good as you get older and you could die in the operating theatre, you could reject (the donated organ)… and if you can get through all of that, you would have a better quality of life and maybe live another two or three years," she explained.

The grandmother also revealed "it was somewhat of a relief" that she has not seen Katie or much of her family in real life for months.

"I haven't seen Kate since October, since my birthday, but we're a lot more closer because we make an effort to keep in contact with Zoom," Amy said.

But Katie her heartache of not being able to see beloved mum Amy amid the coronavirus pandemic, because she is shielding.

What is Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)?

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a condition in which the lungs become scarred and breathing becomes increasingly difficult.

It's not clear what causes it, but it usually affects people who are around 70 to 75 years old, and is rare in people under 50.

Several treatments can help reduce the rate at which IPF gets worse, but there's currently no treatment that can stop or reverse the scarring of the lungs.

The symptoms of IPF tend to develop gradually and get slowly worse over time.

Symptoms include shortness of breath, a persistent dry cough, tiredness, loss of appetite and weight loss, rounded and swollen fingertips.

Sharing a photo of Amy, who suffers from idopathic pulmonary fibrosis, dressed in a pink tracksuit while smiling in her kitchen, Katie wrote: "My mum looking so good today she sent me this photo and I have to say she is so beautiful inside and out and I love her so much.

"Time is so precious I hate not being able to see her because of shielding ❤️❤️ I love you to the moon and back mum ❤️"

The former glamour model is also mum to 18-year-old Harvey, 15-year-old Junior, seven-year-old Jett, and six-year-old Bunny.

Last month, Katie told The Sun how devastated she was to not see her mum on what she feared could be her "last" Christmas.

She'd previously learned that 64-year-old Amy's health is rapidly deteriorating due to her terminal lung condition.

The star shared: "I’m heartbroken. My mum has deteriorated a lot, she’s having to use oxygen and needs help breathing now, so it’s not good – but she’s still so determined.

“I thought it was going to be her last Christmas, I feared it, what I mean is it’s probably her last able Christmas where she’ll be able to be herself and have a laugh."

Katie is also keen to marry boyfriend Carl Woods as soon as possible to ensure that her mum can be there on their big day.

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