Monday, April 27, 2009
Repeat Chest X-Ray
Just to review, last week, Eric had a couple chest x-rays and a CT scan which showed what the docs thought was a hydro-pneumonthorax (fluid and air in a pocket in the space alongside the lung.) They weren't sure what they wanted to do with this, if anything, since he wasn't having any problems clinically. They decided they'd order a follow-up x-ray for today, and see if it increased in size, decreased, or stayed the same. Then they'd decide what to do, if anything. Anyway, the x-ray today indicates that there has been no change. Which is excellent. They're not going to do anything about it, except maybe watch it. They are also saying that it's possible that it's not a pneumothorax but possibly another bleb (a pocket of useless air within the lung). Maybe over time it will be absorbed and just go away. Or maybe he can live with it. In any case, we continue with rigorous physical therapy and hope to go home in a week or so.