Tuesday, December 16, 2008

more lung trouble

I spent most of yesterday at the doctor's and the outpatient section of the hospital. It turns out I have more fluid in my right lung (more than last time), which means more collapsed lung, which explains my breathlessness and pain in my chest and back.

Unfortunately, the fluid is compartmentalized into different pockets of my lung. The doctor originally wanted to drain a little over a liter, but he ended up getting just about a third of a liter. He wasn't sure what to do about the other sections, as the consistency of the fluid was unusual.

So I did get to go home last night (after a PET-CT scan which was already scheduled). I don't feel a whole lot better, but I see Dr. S. tomorrow, and maybe we'll learn more.

50 comments:

Wordgirl said...

Oh damn Emilie,

I'm sorry to hear that.

I'm so glad you got to go home and I hope that the appointment tomorrow gives you more information.

I'm a stranger to you, but I wanted to let you know that I think of you often -- I hope that's not too weird.


Pam

Betty M said...

Sorry to hear this. Like Pam glad to see you got home and thinking of you.

LutherLiz said...

Sorry to hear this news. I was hoping you could have a calm Christmas season at least. Let me know if there is anything I can do and I'm glad you got to go home last night.

Sue said...

Sorry about this latest development. I'm glad you're back at home and I hope you get to stay there.

Michele (Moosh) said...

Normally I like roller coasters.
This is not a fun one.

I've decided to get you tickets for a hot air balloon ride instead--at least you stay up for a long, long time.

Hugs, prayers, white light, good thoughts all coming your way. This must be so hard for you. I wish I could help. I really do.

Good luck at the dr's tomorrow, I will be praying, as always.

Barbara said...

Oh, shit. I hope you're able to stay at home with your three boys, at least. Thanks for keeping us posted.

You're in my prayers, of course, always.

Carey said...

Im praying you find comfort and start feeling better. Good luck at the Drs tomorrow.

Jen J said...

SHOOT! After your post on Sunday I was hoping for good news!

I hope and pray that all goes well at the doctor's office tomorrow. I will be watching for updates as I also think of you often!

MrsSpock said...

Ick. I hope this can be handles without hospitalization this time.

Sending you good thoughts.

Agape said...

I am sorry Emilie to hear this news. I hope you are able to enjoy the boys and Christmas without two much trouble. God Bless you! Thinkng of you often and praying for you! I am a stranger to you, too.

Amy M said...

Oh Emilie - I'm sorry to hear about this. I was thinking so strong of you last night praying for good news before I went to bed here. I ditto with what Moosh said.

All my best and a hug thrown in for good measure too. Prayers to you...

Amy

otrey3 said...

I'm sending good vibes and prayers to you as you meet with the doctors today. I wish I could sit with you as you hear your update and celebrate with or help comfort you and Steve on the spot.

--Laura S.

Soupy said...

Ohhh poop! This is not good news- I'm praying as hard as ever and hoping the appt today give you some answers
Hugs.

Rebecca said...

Bummer. Keep us updated.

Susanne said...

Em, I'm so sorry. I can't imagine how scared you must be. I called last night around 8pm your time and briefly talked to Steve, and will try to call today at an earlier time.

I hope today's doctor appointment goes better, and that Dr. S can help the lung situation.

Michele (Moosh) said...

I've checked this blog 12,937,328,471,928,371,928,371,201 times today. I hope you're doing OK, Emilie. Hugs and prayers to you.

Victoria said...

Suh a struggle Emilie - I'm reading here day after day, wanting so much for the news to be better - caring.

Skerry said...

Praying for you and keeping you in my thoughts. I hope you are home and snuggled with your family.

kristine said...

I'm hoping your appointment today went well. I am so sorry Emilie.

April-C-A said...

How frustrating Em! I know you just want to be feeling good for Christmas. I hope your appt. goes well. Hugs!

Piccinigirl said...

Oh Emilie, I am sorry.

I am happy you are home and as comfortable as you can be, hoping that in the next few days they can figure out how to drain the liquid and make you feel a little better.

sending the love and the prayers.

Monkeymama said...

You've been in my thoughts today. I hope the appointment with the doctor gives you some clarity and that they can help you to be more comfortable and find a treatment plan that you are ok with.

Lots of prayers.

Jo on the go said...

My thoughts are with you, Em.

Emily said...

Another stranger praying for you.
Emily

Michele (Moosh) said...

Emilie, thinking of you.

Lynn said...

Hello Emilie,
I've never posted before, but I wanted you to know that there is yet one more soul out here praying, praying, praying. I wish you comfort, peace, hope, and laughter.

Lynn

juliemac_29 said...

I keep checking back - praying for a positive result from today's appointment. I'll keep those prayers going until I see an update!

Elizabeth M said...

Love you, Mean it

Amy M said...

Emilie - Thinking about you.

Lynn said...

I am thinking about you...

Mona Wright said...

Sending many prayers up for you - You are in my prayers every day, Emily.

Emily said...

Emilie,
I was just talking with my sister, and she has already written a note. She and I are both thinking about you and sending our prayers your way.

Meg said...

More prayers for you and yours.

Ann said...

I have not posted recently but think about you daily. There have not been any updates since Tuesday, so I hope things are not worse. I will keep praying for you.

P.S. Does anyone on this blog know anything about Emilie and how she is doing right now?

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