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03-16-2009, 03:24 AM #1
Please pray for my girlfriend
Since last monday (a week ago today) my girlfriend (20 years old) has been falsely disagnosed by 2 doctors (one at urgent care and one at family practice) with asthma. The steroids and breathing treatments they gave her didnt help. She was admited to the hospital friday night when she couldnt take the trouble she had breathing anymore. After a CT scan and 3 x-rays she was diagnosed with pneumomediastinum which is air in the sac around her lungs. Please keep her in your prayers, im not religous but I am becoming so very fast. She is my everything. please pray for her.
03-16-2009, 03:46 AM #2
she is in my prayers man.:sign0011:
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03-16-2009, 03:54 AM #3
03-16-2009, 06:05 AM #4
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I will keep her my prayers and hope she beats this.
I don't know how much the doctors told you. so I did some research and it says the body should absorb the air on it's own. So according to University of Maryland medical there is often no treatment needed and the body will absorb this on it's own.
Definition of Pneumomediastinum:
Pneumomediastinum is air in the space between the lungs, in the middle of the chest (the mediastinum).
Causes, incidence, and risk factors:
Pneumomediastinum is uncommon. It occurs when air leaks from any part of the lung or airways into the mediastinum. Most often, one of the small air sacs (alveoli) ruptures and leaks air.
The condition can be caused by a traumatic injury or by disease. Increased pressure within the lungs or airways can rupture the air sacs or airways, allowing air to escape into surrounding structures. Such pressure can be caused by excessive coughing, sneezing, vomiting, or repeated bearing down to increase abdominal pressure (such as pushing during childbirth or a bowel movement).
It may also happen following:
- Accidental tearing of the trachea (windpipe)
- Rapid ascents in altitude, SCUBA diving
- Use of a breathing machine
- Using inhaled recreational drugs such as crack cocaine
Pneumomediastinum also can occur in association with pneumothorax or other diseases.
Often, no treatment is needed because the body will gradually absorb the air itself. Breathing high concentrations of oxygen may speed up this process.
The doctor may put in a chest tube if the condition is accompanied by a collapsed lung (pneumothorax). Surgery is needed to repair a hole in the trachea or esophagus.
Hope this gives you a little comfort. I really hope she gets better soon.BRYAN
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03-16-2009, 06:22 AM #5
Sorry to hear that Kevin. I hope shes well soon. She's got age on her side though
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03-16-2009, 07:15 AM #6
We'll keep her in our prayers Kevin.Jim
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03-16-2009, 08:05 AM #7
will keep her in our prayers
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03-16-2009, 08:06 AM #8
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Sorry to here that. I'll keep her in my prayers.
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03-16-2009, 11:44 AM #9
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No prob man. Will be praying for her.Adam
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03-16-2009, 11:49 AM #10
I will pray for her. Have faith Kevin!Jared - Ohio
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