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Old 10-07-2011, 02:39 PM   #1
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questions about my sons spontaneous pneumothorax

my son lung collopsed on his left side he had severe pain in his chest and left arm for over a year bought him 7 times to the doc. they kept saying they did find nothing just take motrin for pain so finally after a year of pain he called me from school he was a freshman brought him again to doc i asked for a chest exray and the tech came out and said how long have you had pain i said over ayear she was shocked went with us back to doc office , they said his lung was 100 percent down rushed us to childrens hosp they put a tube in his chest for 3 days didn't work so they said he has blebs at the top of lung that recomend surgary so they went in and scraped the side of his chest and lifted the lung in place went to icu for a day in icu he stated to bleed real bad they ended up giving him 7 tranfusions of blood he was in so much pain we stated 12 days in hosp. then he missed 3months of school.. then6months lated he started to have pain on they right lung i brought him right away for a exray they said it was fine but they were wrong 2 hours later a brought him to childrens hosp. and they said they lung was collapsed like the other one was he had blebs again tryed the chest tubes again for 3 days didnt work so surgery again . so i said so will this happen again they said it could keep happening . Today he tells me he's having chest pains again on the first side has anybody every had this keep happening to them and what should we do .

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Old 10-07-2011, 09:48 PM   #2
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Re: questions about my sons spontaneous pneumothorax

Hi..I feel for your son. What surgery exactly did he have done on the right lung?

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