stand4hope Posted July 28, 2005 Share Posted July 28, 2005 I still don't know all the details, except Don has pneumonitis in both lungs, a small pleural effusion and two mediastinal lymph nodes, 13 mm each, are mentioned. The pericardial effusion is described as moderate. More prominent and new bone lesions are mentioned in the ribs and, particularly the thoracic and lumbar spine. No change in the 2 liver tumors. He is running a low-grade fever (99.5 to 100). A bronchoscopy is scheduled for tomorrow morning and biopsies to see what's going on. He now has a pulmonologist on his team, and a neurologist is likely to be added tomorrow. The pulmonolist was wonderful. He said there was a "lot of activity going on in both lungs, and I need to go in there to see what's going on, and I want to do some biopsies." He's going to start him on antibiotics right after the bronchoscopy. He didn't want to start them today because he said they can affect the results of the bronch. Lymph nodes have never been mentioned in any scans for two years. It doesn't say anything about them except where they are located ("mediastinal", and in one place it says "pretracheal") and seen in the "AP window??" (whatever that is), and gives the size. What does that mean? Aren't they always there? Is that large? Does anybody know? We, unfortunately, cannot get the EEG (brain) results until tomorrow morning because of technology breakdown reasons. The pulmonologist told him he was going to be there a minimum of 2 to 3 more days. He's madder than a tormented snake, but too weak to get up and walk out of the hospital. He did settle down in the afternoon and said, "Well, I guess I was pretty presumptuous to think I could get through this without any problems." That's all I know. Any prayers are still very much appreciated. Love to all, Peggy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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