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Pulmonary contusion and ARDS from trauma in teenager. Recovery ??
Heading to Boston’s Childrens Hospital tomorrow. Meeting with doctor that runs their lung disease program. No answers yet. Hoping it is a positve meeting
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@bassman,Hi Sheri. How did your visit go at to improve your daughter’s BSH? Were they able to put together a good plan to help your daughter?
Thank you for asking. I just posted an update in regards to our two trips to BCHs to Colleen Young.
We have had two trips to Bostons Childrens Hospital. We were there yesterday. We had a CT Scan done and two test to check her heart for pulmonary hypertension and blood work and lung function testing. Her heart is great and no issues. She is starting to show some improvement in her lung function testing but her FVC is 58% (improved from 40%) FEV1 is 37% (improved from 29%) and FEV1/FVC is 68%. This are improvements from 7 months ago. This is with no treament except a low dose steroid inhaler one in the morning that we started about 2 months ago. Her CT Scan show severe inflammation of the small airways but no scarring. Pretty much all encompassing in both lungs. They and the pulmonologist from Albany have never ever seen this develop or happen from trauma. They are perplexed by her case. They have put her on a stronger inhaler Flovent 110 HFA two puff morning and two puffs at night. Then the first week in January they are going to have her be in the hospital for 3 days and have a high dose of steroid intravenously. They want to monitor for those 3 days to make sure she isn’t having any major issues and then we wait a month and come back for another round of lung testing and see if we have improvements. They feel 7 months for the amount of trauma she went thru that it is still early in the healing process. However, once again they have never seen this happen in a trauma case and arent sure why it has happened. I was having Madison do Frequency Micro-current therapy (FMS) non needle acupuncture therapy. Dr in Boston said stop. I also was going to look into the Wei Institute. Do you have any information or background on any of these therapies. Drs seem very anti holistic and I heard the Mayo clinic embraces both. I just ordered a natural supplement for internal anti inflammation called CUR-Q10® ULTRA Curcumin CoQ10 . Any experience with this product. She went to her varsity basketball practice tonight and actually was able to participate full court. They coach text me and said she couldn’t believe she did the whole practice. Madison said she had to stop once and I am sure she wasn’t going full speed like she use to. She still gets breathless pretty easy but she is an athlete. Her oxygen levels are good. They did a sleep test and she maintains her oxygen in the mid to high 90s while she sleeps. Any suggestions or feedback? It us just interesting that the # 3 pediatric pulmonology hospital in the country has never experienced this scenario before. The doctor called me three times today. They are really rallying around her and trying to come up with the best plan. I just would think some Doctor out there has had to see this before. They are also going to put her on an antibiotic that has anti inflammatory side effect, Azithromycin 3X per week to see if that makes a difference. Interesting note. She had a headache and I gave her two Motrin on the way to practice. Then I read that Mortin can have anti inflammatory features. Maybe that is why she felt like she could do more at practice????
Dear Bassman & family:
My heart and prayers go out to you and your lovely daughter.
I believe there is hope and want to
share my experience.
I am only shari gh this and not suggesting cancer is in your radar by any means.
I was shockingly diagnosed with lung cancer after having a cough, periods of shortness of breath, and shoulder pain for two years and local doctors thought I looked good, and would do no further testing.
Thank goodness your have some answers.
Mayo Clinic doctors and teams found a 3cm tumor and life saving surgery was performed to remove most of my left lung.
I could not breath due to the shock and fear and missing lung! My primary Doctor
introduced me to Dr Amit Sood and his paced breathing study! My life snagged in three months!
Dr Amit Sood helped me connect my mind and body with simple deep breathing and a workbook. My breathing was guided by
a voice that told my mind and body how to relax and incision healing. The workbook is now a book called Happiness and another is Stress FreeLiving.
You may also watch Dr Amit Sood TedX talk on YouTube. He is remarkable!
Think about getting your family involved to support your daughter as you find a new way to breath through this difficult time.
Let’s stay connected
All my best
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