Monday, March 9, 2009
Surgery Tuesday Morning
We just spoke with the thoracic surgeon. He's "impressed" with Eric's CT scan, as in he's never seen anything quite as unbelievable in someone so young. Nearly, if not all, of Eric's right upper lobe is obliterated with blebs (large air sacs, instead of the normal microscopic alveoli), and will have to be removed. But he's optimistic that Eric has enough viable lung tissue that he should be significantly improved after the surgery. The left upper lobe has significant blebs also, but not nearly as "impressive" as the right side. They'll likely have to operate on the left side as well, but we're taking care of the right side first. First thing tomorrow morning. Please pray for Eric to sleep tonight. That's been a problem. And for wisdom and skill for the surgeon tomorrow morning.