I took Eric to Lake Charles Memorial this morning for a pulmonary function test (PFT) to see how well his lungs are working. I worked in Pittsburgh pulmonary labs for 20 years before moving to Louisiana, so this is all very familiar to me. Despite Eric recovering so well, so quickly, I knew enough not to expect this PFT to be anywhere close to normal. Yet I was still surprised by the results. For my medical friends, FVC 37%, FEV1 41%, PEF 70%, TLC, 55%, DLCO 43%. For my non-medical readers . . . quite crappy! For those out there who still pray for Eric, we need prayers for improved lung function. And this is something that I (hopefully) expect to occur over the course of many years. In the meantime, I'll choose to look at Eric clinically and not focus on the numbers. He hasn't used supplemental O2 in several weeks. He's gained almost 20 pounds. And he rode his bike over 3 miles last evening.
We attended the Governor's Program musical, Grease, this evening. We enjoyed the music and dancing, and Eric had fun seeing some of his friends from last year.