Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Katie's Bronchoscopy!


So, I don't know if all of you will find this fascinating or not, but it sure did interest me!
So, Katie had h er scope done today at CHOP. She still has tracheamalacia, which is shown on the pic's bottom 2 pics. See how the top two pics are "normal" and round? The top two pics are of the beginning of her throat. The bottom 2, where it narrows considerably, is further down her throat. This is w here her tracheamalacia is. So, the ENT doc wants us to schedule an appt with a Pulmonologist. ENT doc said that Katie may always have the tracheamalacia. It may not go away. However, the Pulmonolgist may be able to give her meds to help it. In any event, he said longterm, Katie will be jsut fine. It will not prevent her from playing sports, running track, etc. He did say that if she does run track, and all her teammates are gasping for air after their run, Katie will be gasping for air and wheezing. Just something that will always be part of her.................I still think my Katie is just perfect! :)

4 comments:

Sarah said...

It's just great she's doing so wonderfully! Way to go Katie!

Kim said...

Hi Ann,
It is pretty amazing to see the pictures. I am glad to hear that she is doing so well. I think that Katie is perfect too! Good job Katie!
Kim

Brandi :) said...

Wow-- isn't modern technology awesome!?
So glad to hear Katie is doing well and will be fine. :) She is a very lucky girl to have a great Mommy, Daddy, and doctors to watch after her & take care of her.

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