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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I just lost my mom to acute interstitial pneumonitis. She went to the hospital with what she thought was bronchitis and was first told it was double pneumonia. Within a week she was in the ICU and then had a lung biopsy. They put her on a ventilator and tried steroids but they didn't work for her. Within 18 day of her first going to the hospital, we were told there was no hope and that we needed to make a decision about taking her off the ventilator. My mom was a beautiful, active 76 year old and that makes it so hard to believe. It is a devastating loss. I had never even heard of AIP and it took my mom so fast with no warning. There needs to be more research for a cure.

January 2, 2012 - 7:55pm


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