Wednesday, June 28, 2006

How does that happen??????

They didn't get enough of a tissue sample from the needle aspiration biopsy that partially collapsed my Dad's lung.
He goes for a bronchoscopy tomorrow.

Then there is still the head CT and a bone scan to be done.


KFarmer said...

Damn... I know this must be nerve racking to you and everyone else. Hang in there sweets- sending hope, prayers, healing thoughts and love your way - >

James Cooper said...

Unfortunately with needle aspiration they try to be minimally invasive and the yields can be therefore affected. The bronchoscopy can give them a better view and allow for a more significant tissue yield.

It definitely is nerve-wracking but it doesn't sound like your confidence in the staff is unfounded. They are being careful yet thorough so they'll have a full picture of what's being dealt with. That consideration alone should offer a lot of confidence in their care.

So yes, continue to hang in there and trust in the medical professionals care.

Suldog said...

God bless you. I'm adding your Dad to my current prayer list.

Hang in there and know that, no matter how horrible it may seem at the moment, life will get better. It may not be today, but at some point you will begin again to gather happiness. That's a guarantee.

Chunks said...

Wow girl, I can't even imagine what you are going through right now. I will keep your dad in my thoughts and prayers. He has something special that no one else has to get through this - YOU! Be strong for him.