July 23, 2018

PICC Line Out!

This guy is so brave, y'all...



Discharge and the Plan

Azer using a resistance band the wrong way 😆


Yesterday, Azer ran around outside for a while. He said he felt like he shouldn't have gotten so out of breath so fast.

He had a repeat X-ray last night, which looked unchanged from two weeks ago.

Today, it was refreshing to see our main Pulmonologist. Azer told her how he felt, I told her my concerns. We have three options: 1. Stay in another week on the same antibiotics, 2. Go home with IV antibiotics, 3. Take out PICC line and see if his lung function goes down over the week.

Going home today sounds like what we all want regardless of what his PFTs look like today. Azer and I both wonder if there is something growing deep in his lungs that they aren't picking up on the culture. So, being off antibiotics for a week or so will give time to see if the bacteria in his lungs will come back. If in a week's time, his lung function has dropped, we know there is something there. If it has remained stable or gotten better, it is likely the air quality and allergens that are giving him problems.