On the off chance there is still a single person somewhere on the planet who is not bored to tears with tales of Terrie's lungs....here's a little update. I'll try to keep it short, if not sweet.
Good news: bronchial washing tests are all coming back negative - no cancer cells, no bacterial infection. One culture is still marinating. Or incubating, or whatever it is they do.
Bad news: we still don't know what it is.
Good news: my regular doc said it's a shot in the dark, but he put me on some powerful antibiotics to see what happens. At least it's a try.
Bad news: Pretty sure this powerful antibiotic is already taking on the good bacteria in my body, meaning ten days of intestinal fun while the kids are here visiting.
Meanwhile, the specialist ordered another CT scan to see if there's been any change since the one three months ago. That was done today.
It would be awesome if the meds work, although I won't hold my breath. Pardon the pun.