Family News - June 1, 2008
June 1, 2008
For those of you interested in data...
Tom just returned from having his pulmonary function tests at the hospital. The results are as follows:
|2 yrs ago||1 yr ago||now|
|FVC (amt of air exhaled with force after inhaling as much as possible)||82%||67%||66%|
|FEV1 (amt of air exhaled with force in 1 second)||82%||74%||72%|
|DLCO (how well gases are absorbed in lungs when inhaling)||54%||47%||43%|
Basically, he has declined in the past 6 months more than usual, but hasn't declined rapidly over the past year and has maintained lung capacity very well over a two year period. He attributes this to playing his trumpet and singing. The doctor says it's anybody's guess, but doesn't rule out trumpet playing as a factor. I'm just thankful the Lord has enabled him to do well and remain as active as he is for as long as He has!
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