And Now for the Drama of the Day.....by
Rhett hasn't been eating well for a while, since he had his bronch done last Wednesday. He mostly has only wanted Pediasure from his bottle. Last night I decided that since he loves Potato's I would try to entice him to ea
How a Bronchoscopy Worksby
A bronchoscopy or "bronch" as it is often referred to by patients, is a procedure performed by a pulmonologist when a closer look of the airways and lungs is needed. This helps the doctor determine the progression of lu
They were able to do a biopsy during the bronch, but it looks like the samples they pulled are useless, so they can't yet determine if it is cancer or something else. This means that Tricia will be scheduled for a surgical
Out of the Bronchby
Tricia is back in her room, waking up from the light sedation meds. We haven't talked with anyone yet, so we don't even know if they were able to get what they needed from the biopsy. We'll hopefully speak with somebody wh
The PET Scan came back positive. This could mean that either she does have the PTLD or that she has a fungus that is causing inflamation.
She getting her bronch right now. Please, if you read this in the next several
2:30pm today. As far as we know, the biopsy will also take place then.
The transplant doctor just came in and hasn't heard back about the PET Scan yet.
Lots of good things have happened in the past 48 hours....
First, Tricia and Gwyneth got lots of hang time together...Gwyneth enjoys it more than she appears to in this first picture.
1 Month Bronchby
We learned last minute that Tricia has her 1 month Bronchoscopy today. She's having it done right now, with the help of a few light sleeping meds, which should make the rest of the afternoon fun. :D
Friday Morning Updateby
Tricia is getting her bronch right now...I'm in her room waiting for her to return. Gwyneth is hanging out with Grandma at the hotel.
The docs told Tricia this morning that she should be discharged sometime between Monday