stand4hope Posted July 31, 2005 Share Posted July 31, 2005 Don is a lot better today. No fever, much stronger, feels a lot better and finally started eating today. There was no cancer detected in the biopsies of his lungs, just inflammation, so the pulmonary doc says this has to be caused by a drug, probably the Alimta (chemo), since the only other thing he is taking is steroids. Physical therapy came in to evaluate him this morning. They had him walk around, tested his strength, etc., and he did great. He’s really very strong in his upper body and legs. He was a little wobbly because of not being up for 4 days, but otherwise, he did great. The only problem he had is breathing on exertion, and that’s because of the inflammation in his lungs. His O2 saturation drops pretty low on exertion (80-83 w/6 liters of O2), so I think that will have to improve before they release him, but it will improve. It might not get back to where it was, but it should get a lot better than it is now. Other than that, he’s good to go and will hopefully be released sooner rather than later. Thank you all again for your prayers and thoughts. Hopefully, I can get him home in a few days. Love, Peggy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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