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  1. Hi Andrea, My Mom had ARDS after her open heart surgery. She was in ICU for more than 6 weeks. She was on the vent for almost 2 weeks and then on trachea the rest of her stay in ICU. Her lung just would not expand at that time and the doctors were baffled and could not find out why. After extensive respiratory therapy she was weaned out of the breathing machine. I think having her family around giving her lots of TLC and encouragement helped a lot. And of course prayers. Her insurance co. wanted her out of the ICU and into an Acute Care facility after 3 weeks in ICU. We refused and her doctors respected our wishes and fought the insurance co. to keep her in ICU. I am praying that your Mom recovers. I am praying for you too, that you have the strength to be your Mom's advocate. Theresa
  2. Betty, I am without words. I would like to let you know that you have touched my life more than you will ever know. You will always be in my prayers. Hugs, Theresa
  3. Seeing your post brightened my day. -Theresa
  4. Karen, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that your family is in my prayers. Theresa
  5. Angie, Pareyers and positive thoughts going your way. Theresa
  6. A's fan here, but was rooting for Red Sox last night. Now I'm off to root for the Cardinals to win tonight and the World Series. Theresa
  7. Angie, I am very sorry for your loss. Prayers are being offered for your family in these very difficult and sad times. Theresa
  8. Hello, My 2 kids were given flushots because my Mom who is 80 years old lives with us. She is also a breast cancer survivor. I think that just telling them your husband is going through chemo should be enough. Theresa
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    Ray, It's great to see your smiling face again. Way to go. Praying for us all, Theresa
  10. Carleen, Not much to offer in terms of advice, but I will be praying for you and Keith. There is still hope, please hang tough. Theresa
  11. Hello, Thanks so much for your support! I know I can count on you guys to lift my spirits and ease my worries. My husband is going to have CT scan of the chest on Friday. I'll probably have updates by middle of next week. Once again thanks for all the support and prayers and God bless. Theresa
  12. Hi all, I guess it is my turn to ask a few questions. My husband has been having problems in his throat area for about a couple of years now. Recently, his ENT said that the symptoms are those of a throat being damaged ny acid reflux. He ordered a chest x-ray anyway because my husband also has wheezing and on and off cough. The result of the x-ray is as follows: FINDINGS: The cardiomediastinal size and silhouette and pulmonary vasculature are normal. There is a slightly unusual, 3 cm in diameter, oblique, mass-like density projecting in the right middle lobe on the lateral view, which may lie posterior to the right hilum on the frontal projection. Bones and soft tissues are normal. IMPRESSION: Unusual, almost mass-like density in the region of the right middle lobe. This could represent an unusual contour of normal anatomy or prominent pericardial fat pad. A limited CT scan through this region is recomended for further evaluation, however. When we saw the doctor last Friday he brushed off the x-ray and said that most likely it is nothing at all. He said that the chance of it turning into something serious is less than 5%. Still this is quite unnerving to me especially having gone through 3 cancer situations in my family and at a time like this, what with two young kids (10, 4), and a new one on the way due in December. My husband is trying to get a CT scan scheduled by next week. My question is what could be the possible diagnosis (or a list of diagnosis) of that 'mass-like density' in his lung be? Thanks for taking the chance to read my post. Theresa
  13. Thanks for the update Ry. I am very saddened to hear this. Theresa
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