Mr.K has been having some problems. Over the last eight months one of the numbers on the ventilator has been going up. This Is a number that tells me how easy It Is to deliver a breath into the lungs the lower the number the easier It Is to deliver the breath. I called the Pulmonologist last Tuesday and ask for a chest X ray. The technician came to our home and did the X ray and It was perfectly clear, which Is great, but why Is the number keep going up. The Pulmonologist said that If we did a bronchoscopy the number would most likely come down. A bronchoscopy Is a procedure that clears your bronchial tubes. The procedure Is out patient but I still have to take him to the hospital which I hate. We both have had our H1N1 and flu vaccine so that makes me feel a little better. It's been cold and rainy here and It Is suppose to be that way Wednesday, which I don't like taking him out In that kind of weather. If I didn't feel that this procedure was beneficial to Mr.K I wouldn't take him.
I've been trying to prepare myself for this since Tuesday. We've not been back to the hospital for any procedures since the feeding tube and the trach surgeries seven years ago.
That's all for now but I will be back with an update after the procedure. Please keep us In your prayers. Take care.