Results are in from the Bronchoscopy of last Thursday. Besides the pseudomonas bacteria that we already knew about, there is nothing else showing up from Tyler’s lungs.
Although the test results are good news, Ty is still in a rough spot. He said this is harder than he could have ever imagined. The pneumonia has left cavities in his lungs and he is so congested that he can barely sit up out of bed. He is on oxygen, either with a nasal canula or an over the mouth mask. Walking five feet to the bathroom is a big challenge. The docs think this case of pneumonia will take months, not weeks, to recover from.
Besides the challenges, Tyler is making steady improvements daily. The fevers are decreasing in temperature and frequency. Although they did not detect a fungus, he is on a general anti-fungal, which they are still deciding how long he should be taking without a known infection. Right now Ty’s focus is on trying to regain breathing strength so he can come off oxygen.