Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Liviana's Daddy In Hospital

I wanted to post a quick message letting everyone know that Brad is in the hospital. I won't go through all of the details but he had been having strong chest pain and back pain as well as other miscellaneous problems. A CT Scan has revealed a little pneumonia in his left lung as well as a 3.2cm mass in his upper left lobe. They have not done a Brochoscopy or Biopsy yet to determine what the mass is yet. I suspect that will be tomorrow (they are waiting to see if antibiotics improves the area. He is also currently under TB isolation at the hospital because the mass was unknown and they could not rule out Tuberculosis. I don't think he has TB but they are following protocol by imprisoning him in a small insulated room which has him not a happy camper.

I am exhausted and emotionally spent. He is at Methodist hospital where Liviana was born and she "kind of" was in the hospital (since the Children's NICU is on the Methodist Hospital side). It is surreal being back there worrying about the mortality of a loved one. My greatest fear is obviously lung cancer since Brad smokes. Don't worry, I have mentally Bi***** him out several times. I will move to verbally when he is feeling better :).

Please keep him and the kids in your thoughts. They miss their daddy so much and I know he hates not being able to see them also.

I will keep everyone updated.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amy,
I am so sorry to hear of Brad's hospitalization. My prayers are with all of you! I hope that it is nothing serious and he can be home with all of you very soon!
God bless you all!
Jeanie & Ryan
(I hope you know who I am)

Missy said...

I'm so sorry to hear it! Please keep us updated. Many positive thoughts for a quick recovery and that it's nothing serious.

Owain's mommy said...

I am so sorry to hear that I will be keeping Brad in my prayers.

Amber

Kenny and Jennifer Miller said...

Amy, I'm praying for you guys and hope for the best case scenario for Brad and quick recovery. Hang in there!

Jen

Dear6993 said...

Amy, I am sorry to hear that Brad is in the hospital, and that you are in the midst of all the 'unknowns' of waiting for testing and results. I will pray for his healing and for positive results. Also for your strength and health through all of this! God Bless.

Karen Dear

Alex & Ingrid Houchin said...

Hi Amy,

So sorry to hear that Brad is in hospital. We are thinking about you and hope that it's nothing too serious.

All the best,
Ingrid, Alex & Alina

Vicki Jensen said...

That's terrible. I hope the mass is associated with the pneumonia and he starts improving quickly with antibiotics.

Vicki
mom to Jack

Fer said...

Amy, If you need anything, talk or vent don't hesitate to email me. My prayers are with you and Brad.
Love,
Fer

Elizabeth said...

Amy,

I hope he feels better soon and comes home.

I know what it is like to go into that same hospital - it is surreal.

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers,
Elizabeth