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I'm sorry to hear about this
yes it was definitely a setback
but he's still off the ventilator and breathing with just the nose tubes
If is blood cultures are negative, it may be better within a few weeks
That is good
The collapsed lung may have been due to a mucus plug in his airway
yes it's strange that with his lungs getting consistently better one just collapsed like that.
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ok i'm back sorry. yes I'm worried but is a mucus plug something serious or can they treat it?
It is not serious, they can treat it
As the inflammation in his airways improves, the mucus plugs will reduce
ok, is a collapsed lung usually indicative of pneumonia of some sort? He is already on very powerful antibiotics.
So we didn't think pneumonia, or at least pneumonia serious enough to cause a collapsed lung, would be an issue
he's on vancomycin and zosyn
No, it is not indicative of pneumonia
ok, that's good
But he is very weak and cannot stand on his own or even lift his arms
but that should improve with time
ok, thanks for helping me out
That should improve with time
You're quite welcome