← Return to My 68 year old mom. I need support. Please!

Discussion
kristiemlove (@kristiemlove)

My 68 year old mom. I need support. Please!

Lung Health | Last Active: Dec 15, 2018 | Replies (8)

Comment receiving replies
@merpreb

@kristiemlove – I don't understand what you mean that the test results are too preliminary. Would you explain this to me please. Why, if this is so, does she need VATS immediately?

Jump to this post


Replies to "@kristiemlove - I don't understand what you mean that the test results are too preliminary. Would..."

They see the initial growth of MAC, but not enough colonization to know exactly what they are dealing with. MAC needs a full 6-8 weeks of growth. She was diagnosed at only 2 weeks, which is too soon.

In addition, it is too rapid-growing and advanced to be only MAC. They know there is more going on. Supposedly, she does not have enough time to wait. They have found the best thoracic surgeon in Dallas; she is meeting with him first thing Monday morning.