Good morning. For those of you who are concerned about the hour at which I am up, LOL, I went to bed super early, and woke up early. So don't worry about me, I am getting enough sleep. Anyway, I am going back to bed after I write this. I just wanted to play a little POGO (gotta have a little down time!) and to write this entry.
So I found out what it was that the doctors were looking for on the CT scan last night. It was a pneumothorax. Turns out John has one. It is an air pocket outside the lungs. Actually, it causes a partially collapsed lung, because the air is outside the lung, which collapses the lung. Guess what. They did it to him during the bronchoscopy. By poking the instrument through the wall of the lung. Before they did the procedure the doctor did warn us that this did happen to one in 200 or 300 people. I asked John if he still wanted the bronchoscopy, and he said yes. He wanted to stop hurting. In my mind I was thinking he would have a complication, just because he always gets one. But then I pushed the thought out of my mind, because I didn't want to be hysterical.
At any rate, a pneumothorax can be very dangerous. But the doctors said John's was pretty small. Right now they are just watching it and hoping it reabsorbs itself back into the lungs. If not, they will have to go back inside the lungs, poke through the lung wall, and suck the air back in. Then they will have to wait for the lung to heal itself.
As far as what kind of pneumonia John has, they are not sure yet. They are going to have to wait "several" days to see what the cultures show. Dr. E. said tonight that he doesn't think it is fungal (praise God), because it doesn't look like fungal under the microscope or on the X-rays. So now we wait and see what the cultures grow.
Well, that's about it on that news. Actually John is feeling a little better and is not in as much pain! He went for a walk in the hospital halls tonight! I am going to keep him walking and sitting up in his bed, as much as possible. I am excited about his progress. As are the doctors.
On another note, I finally joined this century! I have a cell phone now! I will tell you what. This is the first cell phone I have ever owned in my life, LOL. I am so excited! It will really help with John and all. I just feel so cool with it, LOL. And liberated in a way. I won't have to always be trying to find a phone, or being tied down to a certain area when I am expecting a vital call. I will be able to move around. Welcome to this century, me!
Well, I think I'll go back to bed now. Love you guys, Krissy :)