A week ago Far Guy, Jen and I travelled to Minneapolis to the hospital. Far Guy had been approved for a procedure to improve his breathing. The procedure is a BLVR Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction. The procedure could possibly improve his lung function and make him less short of breath.
The sunroom at the hospital.
The procedure went well and four Spiration Valves were placed in his left lung. Some people notice an improvement right away...not Far Guy. Some people notice improvement over several months.
Far Guy remained in the hospital for four days and then we were allowed to go home.
Jen and I stayed in a hotel with secure parking and did not go out at night. Jen flew home on Wednesday...only one visitor was allowed in the hospital for the entire stay...and it had to be the same person.
Far Guy and I arrived home late Thursday afternoon. Tired and glad to be home.
On Friday Far Guy was worse...and we ended up in the ER explaining what the procedure was to a clueless Doctor....his x ray was ok and bloodwork looked good...so the Doctor kicked the can down the road and chalked up the difficulty breathing to "pollen." The Doctors in Minneapolis never returned the calls the ER Physician made on Far Guy's behalf.
Presently Far Guy is not breathing as well as he was before the procedure but not as bad as he was on Friday. He does not feel well at all.
We are taking it one day at a time...we are both tired. I am keeping a close eye on him.
Last week was a tough week we hope this week is better.