After a long 3 weeks in the hospital. Today we were told that they believe what we are dealing with now is inflamation and scar tissue in the lungs. A little history.. dad was dx with stage III lung cancer, went thru chemo/radiation treatment (results showed cancer is at bay), 3 weeks ago had a blood clot and pneumonia. Blood clot is resolved and they think the pneumonia is gone now but his lungs are serverely damaged. He is still on oxygen, using a Bipap to assist at night.
They tell us they do not feel this will get better. But do say, never know he could surprise us all over the next few weeks. Their goal is to get him strong enough to move to a Nursing Home.
Has anyone else went thru this?? Is there really nothing out there to help heal the lung??
Desperately trying not to lose hope!!!