Saturday, April 13, 2013

Results of CT and Bronchoscopy 2013

The good news is that Victor's lungs are looking good on both the CT scan and bronchoscopy.

The not terrible, but not so great news is that a bug was found in his lungs. It's called Klebsiella and they caught it nice and early (this is why we do annual bronchoscopies even though he's well!). Victor has no symptoms.

What we're doing now is giving him a new antibiotic, an oral one, every six hours, for a month. This has replaced his usual antibiotic. I have an alarm set on my phone that goes off four times a day when it's time for his medicine: 7am, 1pm, 7pm, 1am.

His doctors don't seem to be concerned and we will review the situation at the next check up, which will be very soon. I'm not sure what will happen if it's not eradicated, or how they will test to see if it has been or not.

We don't know where he got it from and probably will never find out. Klebsiella is a bug that lives literally everywhere...it's very common in the natural environment and in the intestines and mucus membranes so I guess he could have got it from anywhere.

I am looking forward to this month being over, and talking to his doctors about this particular bug and what we're going to do next. I'm glad his doctors are on top of things and that we caught this so early that no damage has occurred.


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