I wanted to share with you that after all the testing and numerous doctors visits my husband finally has a diagnosis for the violent cough he has had for 9 months now.
In the past 9 months he was diagnosed with lymphoma and leukemia. He has had 5 lung xrays, 5 Cat scans, 3 contrast CT's, 6 sputum cultures, 8 blood work ups, has been in the ER, has seen 8 doctors, has had surgery twice to remove lumps to be biopsied for lymphoma from his neck and his right eye, a hernia repair.
Bless his heart, we were on a Merry Go Round of doctors and tests and were getting no where so he took it upon his self to collect all the test results and went to see his oncologist and ask her to refer him to a lung specialist in Eugene for a broncoscopy. He also ask to be referred to an ENT and so yesterday he was put to sleep and they went into his bronchial tubes with a scope and looked around. They also took a culture and we will have the results of that next Monday. The doctor said he has COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and chronic bronchitis. He is certain that his sinuses are playing a big part in the reason he keeps getting pneumonia. He will see the ENT on the 30th of this month. I think we are finally getting to the bottom of this long ordeal.
Tonight I took my dogs out for their routine potty before bed and I looked up at the sky. Here in Oregon the skies are crystal clear when it is not raining and the stars are so bright and you can see the big and little dipper clearly. As I looked up into the sky I was a falling star. It was falling across the sky and it fell for along time. Then another star fell in the opposite direction. It was as if God was waving at me. I had such a feeling of peace come over me.
All of this and some other personal problems in my family have been so heavy on my heart but my faith in the Lord has carried me through and I think that all of this will end soon.
God is with us always, all we have to do is reach out and he is there! Amazing!!