June 6, 2019

Higher PFT

Azer had a PFT today and his lung function has improved a lot. Azer says his lungs still feel full. He is still coughing up a lot during breathing treatments. This morning, his lungs sounded wheezy and crackly, but they sound clearer this evening.

The doctors ran his IGE levels when we got here, and they are pretty high. Azer's are almost always elevated, but it was high enough where they ran a test to see if he's culturing aspergillus. They are also running a test for ABPA. It takes a while for these results to come in. 

We are debating whether to stay admitted and see what the culture says, or try home IV's and see how it goes. It's always a very difficult decision...