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An update on my mom, the dr's have her on prednisone and she has been responding to treatment. She is still on oxygen 24 hours a day. The dr says she is still not out of the woods, but they have been real pleased with her progress. She was in the hospital for over a month and in ICU for a week, has been home almost two weeks. She doesn't know how serious this is, she doesn't want to know. She is living her life the best that she can and we are hopeful about the future. At her last dr apppointment they said she still had the germ, but her lungs were sounding much better. She has pulmonary fibrosis and we are unsure of how much damage this pneumonia has done to her lungs. The dr's had done a lung biopsy on her, sent it to the Mayo clinic and it came back as Hamman Rich and the dr's immediately changed up all her medications as from what I understand antibiotic's won't touch this disease. The lung biopsy was hard on her physically but in the long run we believe that it saved her life. What is scary to me about this disease is the fact that there is so little known about it, I have talked to several dr's and nurse's who have never even heard of it. I am sending prayers for all those who have been affected by this disease.

October 12, 2010 - 7:33am


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