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    Ld1978 got a reaction from Rower Michelle in Hello   
    Thanks Tom. He is recovering so well at the moment apart from this air leak. He won’t be home until after the weekend due to this leak (which means at least a 7 day stay) 
    hes actually sat up out of bed most of the time but I’ve already ordered a medical frame that has different angles to sit against and he can use cushions for comfort  thanks for the tip.
    im praying this leak goes and then he can get well on the road to recovery
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    Ld1978 reacted to Steff in Air leak post vats surgery   
    Hi there,
    Air leaks are not that uncommon. My mom had one after her lobectomy. It took about 10 days to close up enough for my mom to leave the hospital - my mom didn't have VATS, she had a full, open surgery, so there is more recovery time.
    Her surgeon said it wouldn't be unheard of for the leak to continue to another week or two. Eventually the lung healed itself and closed up.
    Hope that helps a bit.
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    Ld1978 got a reaction from Tom Galli in Air leak post vats surgery   
    Hi all
    my dad had his vats surgery Monday for a lobectomy. He’s doing really well but has an air leak which doesn’t seem to be going. The surgeon said he wouldn’t be home this side of the weekend and googling has made me find some scary stuff with air leaks. Does anyone have any experience of this?
    he is 81 and has copd so I think this puts him at higher risk. I’m hoping it’s just a blip and will settle soon. I know it’s common but can’t help worry after what I read  
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