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julie
02-11-2008, 02:06 AM
Ok, I feel really dumb asking this because I'm sure I should already know the answer, but....
Why can't they just suction all of the mucus and crap out of your lungs? Or do they do something like that, and if so, what is it called?

julie
02-11-2008, 02:06 AM
Ok, I feel really dumb asking this because I'm sure I should already know the answer, but....
Why can't they just suction all of the mucus and crap out of your lungs? Or do they do something like that, and if so, what is it called?

julie
02-11-2008, 02:06 AM
Ok, I feel really dumb asking this because I'm sure I should already know the answer, but....
Why can't they just suction all of the mucus and crap out of your lungs? Or do they do something like that, and if so, what is it called?

julie
02-11-2008, 02:06 AM
Ok, I feel really dumb asking this because I'm sure I should already know the answer, but....
Why can't they just suction all of the mucus and crap out of your lungs? Or do they do something like that, and if so, what is it called?

julie
02-11-2008, 02:06 AM
Ok, I feel really dumb asking this because I'm sure I should already know the answer, but....
Why can't they just suction all of the mucus and crap out of your lungs? Or do they do something like that, and if so, what is it called?

Diane
02-11-2008, 02:14 AM
Its called a bronchial lavage. From what i know about it, which is very little, it would only be temporary since the lungs will keep producing more mucus.

Diane
02-11-2008, 02:14 AM
Its called a bronchial lavage. From what i know about it, which is very little, it would only be temporary since the lungs will keep producing more mucus.

Diane
02-11-2008, 02:14 AM
Its called a bronchial lavage. From what i know about it, which is very little, it would only be temporary since the lungs will keep producing more mucus.

Diane
02-11-2008, 02:14 AM
Its called a bronchial lavage. From what i know about it, which is very little, it would only be temporary since the lungs will keep producing more mucus.

Diane
02-11-2008, 02:14 AM
Its called a bronchial lavage. From what i know about it, which is very little, it would only be temporary since the lungs will keep producing more mucus.

bittyhorse23
02-11-2008, 09:36 AM
I always get asked this question too and I also just assumed it was because putting something foreign in your lungs to suction all that gunk out all the time can't be good. But I've never asked my Dr so that is solely MY opinion! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> And like Diane said, we would still keep producing that gunk so it would only help for a little while.

<img src="i/expressions/heart.gif" border="0">

bittyhorse23
02-11-2008, 09:36 AM
I always get asked this question too and I also just assumed it was because putting something foreign in your lungs to suction all that gunk out all the time can't be good. But I've never asked my Dr so that is solely MY opinion! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> And like Diane said, we would still keep producing that gunk so it would only help for a little while.

<img src="i/expressions/heart.gif" border="0">

bittyhorse23
02-11-2008, 09:36 AM
I always get asked this question too and I also just assumed it was because putting something foreign in your lungs to suction all that gunk out all the time can't be good. But I've never asked my Dr so that is solely MY opinion! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> And like Diane said, we would still keep producing that gunk so it would only help for a little while.

<img src="i/expressions/heart.gif" border="0">

bittyhorse23
02-11-2008, 09:36 AM
I always get asked this question too and I also just assumed it was because putting something foreign in your lungs to suction all that gunk out all the time can't be good. But I've never asked my Dr so that is solely MY opinion! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> And like Diane said, we would still keep producing that gunk so it would only help for a little while.

<img src="i/expressions/heart.gif" border="0">

bittyhorse23
02-11-2008, 09:36 AM
I always get asked this question too and I also just assumed it was because putting something foreign in your lungs to suction all that gunk out all the time can't be good. But I've never asked my Dr so that is solely MY opinion! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> And like Diane said, we would still keep producing that gunk so it would only help for a little while.

<img src="i/expressions/heart.gif" border="0">

Rebjane
02-11-2008, 10:28 AM
Like the others said, it would be invasive and temporary. Maggie had a bronchoscopy 2 1/2 years ago; they did cultures and used saline to wash out any mucous. After the bronch, she coughed MORE from all the irritation to her airways(lasted only a day or two after the procedure) I think of Hypertonic Saline as a way to get the mucous and crap out. The concentrated salt liquifies the dehydrated mucous in the lungs so it can be coughed out.

Rebjane
02-11-2008, 10:28 AM
Like the others said, it would be invasive and temporary. Maggie had a bronchoscopy 2 1/2 years ago; they did cultures and used saline to wash out any mucous. After the bronch, she coughed MORE from all the irritation to her airways(lasted only a day or two after the procedure) I think of Hypertonic Saline as a way to get the mucous and crap out. The concentrated salt liquifies the dehydrated mucous in the lungs so it can be coughed out.

Rebjane
02-11-2008, 10:28 AM
Like the others said, it would be invasive and temporary. Maggie had a bronchoscopy 2 1/2 years ago; they did cultures and used saline to wash out any mucous. After the bronch, she coughed MORE from all the irritation to her airways(lasted only a day or two after the procedure) I think of Hypertonic Saline as a way to get the mucous and crap out. The concentrated salt liquifies the dehydrated mucous in the lungs so it can be coughed out.

Rebjane
02-11-2008, 10:28 AM
Like the others said, it would be invasive and temporary. Maggie had a bronchoscopy 2 1/2 years ago; they did cultures and used saline to wash out any mucous. After the bronch, she coughed MORE from all the irritation to her airways(lasted only a day or two after the procedure) I think of Hypertonic Saline as a way to get the mucous and crap out. The concentrated salt liquifies the dehydrated mucous in the lungs so it can be coughed out.

Rebjane
02-11-2008, 10:28 AM
Like the others said, it would be invasive and temporary. Maggie had a bronchoscopy 2 1/2 years ago; they did cultures and used saline to wash out any mucous. After the bronch, she coughed MORE from all the irritation to her airways(lasted only a day or two after the procedure) I think of Hypertonic Saline as a way to get the mucous and crap out. The concentrated salt liquifies the dehydrated mucous in the lungs so it can be coughed out.

momtoCory
02-11-2008, 11:03 AM
I once was able to see a CD from Cory's bronch. The doctor has showed one area that was suctioned and when he passed through that area again, the mucous was already building up

momtoCory
02-11-2008, 11:03 AM
I once was able to see a CD from Cory's bronch. The doctor has showed one area that was suctioned and when he passed through that area again, the mucous was already building up

momtoCory
02-11-2008, 11:03 AM
I once was able to see a CD from Cory's bronch. The doctor has showed one area that was suctioned and when he passed through that area again, the mucous was already building up

momtoCory
02-11-2008, 11:03 AM
I once was able to see a CD from Cory's bronch. The doctor has showed one area that was suctioned and when he passed through that area again, the mucous was already building up

momtoCory
02-11-2008, 11:03 AM
I once was able to see a CD from Cory's bronch. The doctor has showed one area that was suctioned and when he passed through that area again, the mucous was already building up

julie
02-11-2008, 08:15 PM
That makes sense, thanks everyone!

I drug mark to the CF clinic today. We'll see what this culture shows and the sensitivities and resistances to various medications.

The doc. recommended he go back onto the daily azithro. and told him to continue with the 2x a day tobi (which he's only been doing for a week) and gave him an rx. to start 10 days of cipro. he's been feeling better and coughing a LOT less since he started the tobi. He doesn't seem to think they correlate, but I do.

As of now, he's not recommended for home or inpatient IV's as he is still sensitive to a number of pill medications, but we talked a bit about that, what it would require...(the picc line, doing it at home, how many meds, how many times a day...)

Thanks again for the info...

julie
02-11-2008, 08:15 PM
That makes sense, thanks everyone!

I drug mark to the CF clinic today. We'll see what this culture shows and the sensitivities and resistances to various medications.

The doc. recommended he go back onto the daily azithro. and told him to continue with the 2x a day tobi (which he's only been doing for a week) and gave him an rx. to start 10 days of cipro. he's been feeling better and coughing a LOT less since he started the tobi. He doesn't seem to think they correlate, but I do.

As of now, he's not recommended for home or inpatient IV's as he is still sensitive to a number of pill medications, but we talked a bit about that, what it would require...(the picc line, doing it at home, how many meds, how many times a day...)

Thanks again for the info...

julie
02-11-2008, 08:15 PM
That makes sense, thanks everyone!

I drug mark to the CF clinic today. We'll see what this culture shows and the sensitivities and resistances to various medications.

The doc. recommended he go back onto the daily azithro. and told him to continue with the 2x a day tobi (which he's only been doing for a week) and gave him an rx. to start 10 days of cipro. he's been feeling better and coughing a LOT less since he started the tobi. He doesn't seem to think they correlate, but I do.

As of now, he's not recommended for home or inpatient IV's as he is still sensitive to a number of pill medications, but we talked a bit about that, what it would require...(the picc line, doing it at home, how many meds, how many times a day...)

Thanks again for the info...

julie
02-11-2008, 08:15 PM
That makes sense, thanks everyone!

I drug mark to the CF clinic today. We'll see what this culture shows and the sensitivities and resistances to various medications.

The doc. recommended he go back onto the daily azithro. and told him to continue with the 2x a day tobi (which he's only been doing for a week) and gave him an rx. to start 10 days of cipro. he's been feeling better and coughing a LOT less since he started the tobi. He doesn't seem to think they correlate, but I do.

As of now, he's not recommended for home or inpatient IV's as he is still sensitive to a number of pill medications, but we talked a bit about that, what it would require...(the picc line, doing it at home, how many meds, how many times a day...)

Thanks again for the info...

julie
02-11-2008, 08:15 PM
That makes sense, thanks everyone!

I drug mark to the CF clinic today. We'll see what this culture shows and the sensitivities and resistances to various medications.

The doc. recommended he go back onto the daily azithro. and told him to continue with the 2x a day tobi (which he's only been doing for a week) and gave him an rx. to start 10 days of cipro. he's been feeling better and coughing a LOT less since he started the tobi. He doesn't seem to think they correlate, but I do.

As of now, he's not recommended for home or inpatient IV's as he is still sensitive to a number of pill medications, but we talked a bit about that, what it would require...(the picc line, doing it at home, how many meds, how many times a day...)

Thanks again for the info...

65rosessamurai
02-11-2008, 10:39 PM
I think using apparatuses like "Hoover", or "Dyson" would be too extreme!

What about the acapella? I understand that has something like a suction effect on the lungs. Taking a look at some of lightNlife's links from her blog about such techniques might be enLightNing.

65rosessamurai
02-11-2008, 10:39 PM
I think using apparatuses like "Hoover", or "Dyson" would be too extreme!

What about the acapella? I understand that has something like a suction effect on the lungs. Taking a look at some of lightNlife's links from her blog about such techniques might be enLightNing.

65rosessamurai
02-11-2008, 10:39 PM
I think using apparatuses like "Hoover", or "Dyson" would be too extreme!

What about the acapella? I understand that has something like a suction effect on the lungs. Taking a look at some of lightNlife's links from her blog about such techniques might be enLightNing.

65rosessamurai
02-11-2008, 10:39 PM
I think using apparatuses like "Hoover", or "Dyson" would be too extreme!

What about the acapella? I understand that has something like a suction effect on the lungs. Taking a look at some of lightNlife's links from her blog about such techniques might be enLightNing.

65rosessamurai
02-11-2008, 10:39 PM
I think using apparatuses like "Hoover", or "Dyson" would be too extreme!

What about the acapella? I understand that has something like a suction effect on the lungs. Taking a look at some of lightNlife's links from her blog about such techniques might be enLightNing.

bittyhorse23
02-11-2008, 10:42 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>65rosessamurai</b></i>

Taking a look at some of lightNlife's links from her blog about such techniques might be enLightNing.</end quote></div>

ok my reply is so not related to this post but LMFAO fred!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0">

bittyhorse23
02-11-2008, 10:42 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>65rosessamurai</b></i>

Taking a look at some of lightNlife's links from her blog about such techniques might be enLightNing.</end quote></div>

ok my reply is so not related to this post but LMFAO fred!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0">

bittyhorse23
02-11-2008, 10:42 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>65rosessamurai</b></i>

Taking a look at some of lightNlife's links from her blog about such techniques might be enLightNing.</end quote></div>

ok my reply is so not related to this post but LMFAO fred!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0">

bittyhorse23
02-11-2008, 10:42 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>65rosessamurai</b></i>

Taking a look at some of lightNlife's links from her blog about such techniques might be enLightNing.</end quote>

ok my reply is so not related to this post but LMFAO fred!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0">

bittyhorse23
02-11-2008, 10:42 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>65rosessamurai</b></i>

Taking a look at some of lightNlife's links from her blog about such techniques might be enLightNing.</end quote>

ok my reply is so not related to this post but LMFAO fred!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0">

julie
02-12-2008, 01:47 AM
LOL, God Fred you are hillarious. i'll go check out her blog now <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

julie
02-12-2008, 01:47 AM
LOL, God Fred you are hillarious. i'll go check out her blog now <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

julie
02-12-2008, 01:47 AM
LOL, God Fred you are hillarious. i'll go check out her blog now <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

julie
02-12-2008, 01:47 AM
LOL, God Fred you are hillarious. i'll go check out her blog now <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

julie
02-12-2008, 01:47 AM
LOL, God Fred you are hillarious. i'll go check out her blog now <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">