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12/19/09

worst. week. ever.

Last Sunday morning I got the call that all parents dread, no not the jail one, the one that says "Mom, something is really wrong, my chest hurts".  This was 9:45am and the health center at school opened at 10am so I told my son to head over there and as he was walking across campus, the pain got worse and he called me back.  I told him to call 911.  So he got paramedics and a trip to the ER....because...his lung collapsed!  OK, he is a really healthy kid with nothing wrong with him except skateboard injuries.  He is 21, tall and thin and according to the doctors this is more likely to happen in that body type.  No reason for it--it just happens.  The full medical name for this is: Spontaneous Pneumothorax.  So he had a vaccuum tube stuck in his chest for the last five days to capture the leaking air from his lung.  He had it removed yesterday and two x-rays later, he is back to somewhat normal.  He has to have one more x-ray next week to make sure it is truly healed.

14 comments:

  1. Awww, that his horrible!!!! I hope he feels better!!!!

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  2. Oh my! I hope everything is well and he is feeling better!

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  3. That really is the worst week ever! So very sorry!

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  4. I'm so sorry hun! That IS a really bad week. I'm glad to hear that he's feeling better. I hope this week is less stressful!

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  5. Wow! I'm glad he's doing better. How scary for you all. I hope that's the last time that happens!

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  6. Hang in there... I hope he's feeling better soon and you can relax...

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  7. He said he can cross "almost dead" off his list for his lifetime...

    Also said that he one-upped all those kids with piercings...
    "internal piercings, when those external ones just aren't good enough"

    I'm glad to see his sense of humor is still intact, but putting the pictures of the tube on his facebook page was a little much LOL...

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  8. I'm glad he is on the mend. I hope this coming week is much better!

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  9. Holy crap! I don't know what I would do if I got that call. My prayers are with you and your family!

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  10. That's awful! I have never heard of that happening. I'm so glad he is going to be ok. My son got sick too when he was in college so I know how you feel. It turned out to be his appendix. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

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  11. Mary-I am so horrible to hear this-thankfully he called you and your were able to get him help. I hope that he is recuperating well.

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  12. Oh my goodness! I hope he's doing a little bit better? Dropping by from the contest on my blog (fallen, beautiful creatures and perfect chemistry)

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  13. I know that this is super late, but wow! I am hoping that by now he is officially back to normal!

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