Cliff, you and your wife are in my thoughts and prayers. I'd say you are doing right in going to a different hospital.Well I said I would let y'all know something when I knew it!! We went to see the pulminolgist today for the results on Kathy's biopsyies!
The biopsyies all came back negative for anything!
However he said, the nodule he went in to biopsy, is in the upper part of her lung, and he wasn't able to biopsy it!
Not what he said, when I spoke to after the surgery!! His exact words were, "the procedure went well, there was some other stuff I ddin't like the looks of so I got some biopsies of those as well"!! That is whole nother story!
So what happened is the way a lung is shaped the bronchil tubes enter the lung a third of the way down. refer to picture I attached. View attachment 68586
He could not turn the scope back up far enough to get to the nodule he went after!!
So now she has to go and have a needle biopsy done. You know I feel like he outright lied to me.
So While I am sitting there stunned at the turn of events. He says we can do this here, or any other hospital in the area you want to go to, because I don't do the procedure!!
So I told him we were going to Sacred Heart Hospital! I am done with him and Santa Rosa Hospital!
So we are in the holding pattern waiting for a opening at SHH!!
What is wrong with the medical profession anymore??
Please continue to keep my dear sweet wife in your prayers.
A second opinion on something this serious is always a good idea.
Hang in there.