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Monday, January 14, 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013 - Day 9

Well today was filled with a lot of emotions. To sum it all us, Ian's left lung has collapsed again....this mornings x-ray showed this. During rounds, they informed us they were looking at doing another bronchoscopy , possibly as early as 6:00 tonight. We had a lot of questions. I wanted to talk to Ian's pulmonologist  ...he was off campus today, so another attending and his fellow came up to talk with us. That was good as we had meet with his fellow a few times. We sat down with them, along with my mom and Brian's parents...we went over some options and talked about the pros and cons of them all. It was decided we would make sure his bi-pap mask was secure, work on getting his pain and anxiety under control...we are hoping that once we get that under control maybe he will remain calm and not have to use as much energy fighting things and can use that energy on the getting well. We decided that we would do these things and get another chest x-ray at 4:00. So the 4:00 x-ray showed a little bit of improvement leading all the MD's to agree to hold off on doing another bronchoscopy for 6:00 but we would do another x-ray at 10:00pm. So that is where we currently are...waiting for another x-ray....

2 comments:

Jo said...

thanks for making the time for the updates , it lessens emails/ calls you have to deal with and can focus on where you need to be.

Anonymous said...

Jay Weiner Thinking positive thoughts for the upcoming X-ray.

Helen Weisman Dagilis Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Hoping the next xray shows some improvement.

Tara Webb Sending positive thoughts for a big improvement in his X-ray and a restful night so that he can get better! :)

Samantha Gitli Schaefer Thinking of all of you and hoping the next x-ray shows improvement.

Anne Polakoff King Hugs to all of you!

Emily Michelson Levin Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way. Hopefully things will continue to show improvement.

Jodi Postol Hugs and kisses! Stay strong Ian!

Jamie Cooper Biegeleisen Thinking of you all.

Annelise Sullivan sending some calm vibes Ian's way. Tell him we want him back at school. Stay strong, Marci.

Rachel Schreiber Levitan Praying for a change for the good.

Heather Lev give my boyfriend a kiss from me and wishing this x-ray is better!!! xoxo

Stacy Berman Lunenfeld You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Kendra Bober Thinking of you all...may you all have a restful night.

Nuchie Zirkind Thinking of you!!

Melissa Klawans Cohen Xoxo. Stay strong.

Lisa Goldberg Burgunder Thinking of you and hoping for better news... Do you think the hospital would let you arrange a visit with Spidey? Maybe that would help with Ian's anxiety...

Debi Gersh Van Camp Hoping for a better X-ray. Xo

Mary Shimkaveg Thinking of you guys this morning!!

Lara Wynne Sending love and positive thoughts your way!

Sheryl Levy Mowrey Thinking of you all and sending good thoughts......xoxox

Alexandra Kaplan Pratz Praying for Ian and thinking of you all <3 - the Kaplan cousins