Wednesday, March 9, 2011

New update!!!

There are now four doctors from three different hospitals collaborating on Michelle's lung situation. A Thoracic surgeon, Respiratory therapist and two Internal specialists. The lung hasn't collapsed in the last two days but she has been hooked up to suction for both of those days. The consciences is that to keep the chest tube in for another 36 hours which brings us to Friday. On Friday morning the doctor is going to clamp the hose and see if the lung is stable for the next 24 hours. If it is they pull the chest tube out and off to home sweet home we go. If it re collapsed its off to see the Thoracic surgeon to staple off the top of the lung.....we hope it doesn't get to this because that equals a two week recovery at best. Cross your fingers and toes for Michelle please.

Thanks Brad


Mandi said...

You are in my thoughts every day! I hope you go home as soon as possible!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update. I will be praying that your lung does not re-collapse after they clamp the hose. Hang in there, you are a strong fighter and you will get through this.


Mary xo said...

Glad to see a new post, I've been reading your blog and thinking about the two of you. Good luck and hope very much that you're out of the hospital on Friday!

Kathy said...

Thank you so much for the new update Brad! I was really starting to worry. Please give Michelle a hug for me or if that is uncomfortable squeeze her hand. Hang in there! I really do hope you both can come home and stay home soon. I miss my kindred spirit and loom forward to her being able to post on her own blog again. Though I really appreciate you letting us know how she and you are doing. Holding you both close in my thoughts and prayers.

Sayre said...

How did I miss this post???? Skipped right over it and into the bushes (don't tell Michelle, but I kind of like bushes - as long as they're not named George).

This is a rough ride - and I hope that this is as rough as it gets and the rest of treatment is much smoother!