Brian's news is less good today. Although we are essentially unworried about his heart now, the infection continues to cause more concern. Over night one of culture studies came back indicating that an additional bacteria has been identified which is fairly virulent and contagious so now anyone going into his room has to wear a mask. They are giving him the strongest antibiotic possible but that has drawbacks of it's own as it kills everything excluding staph and some other particularly nasty stuff---but including good bacteria. They've bee suctioning gunky stuff out all night. The nurses said they expected the pulmonologist would do another bronchoscopy but he was just in and says not yet. I'm not crazy about the pulmonologist--though I love the cardiologist. Because of the mask issue--it isn't a good idea for anyone to come who wants to see Brian for a while.
My daughter, Kim, has been here much of each day with me and that has been a great help to me. I'd like to see other people now but probably not more than one a day just now. feel free to call 249-2216 if you'd like to visit. Thank you all again for all of your kind wishes and offers of help. Brian will be glad to receive all of your notes when he is able but I am grateful right now. Pat