He sent us home. We were expecting this news but not so soon. We were preparing for the worst because my cough had turned into pneumonia and that was the end of it.
My neurologist called me at home and told me to go to Providence for a bronchoscopy (deep lung suctioning with a camera involved for precision) meanwhile Laura called everyone in my family and told them the situation.
Laura called her Mom who lives in Florida. My Mom, Dad, Sister and her family all flew in from Dallas to say goodbye. I was in the hospital for one day when they did the procedure. It helped a little bit but fluid was still in my lungs. They were expecting me to cough the rest out. On the third night, I was having routine coughing and breathing treatments to help me pass the rest of the junk out of my lungs. At approximately 3 am while having some upper throat suction done after a cough assisting treatment, I had a mucous block in my air way, otherwise known as an occlusion. I started suffocating and they had to perform another bronchoscopy on my lungs to save me. They almost lost me.
I survived. I did not die. I went home on the 9th of December. I slowly recovered. By the 15th of December, I was symptom free of pneumonia.
Long story short. I had a wonderful Christmas with my family. I didn't need all those goodbyes because I am still here. There was a reason for me to come home. That reason is my message to you.
Man may have all the facts but only God has the truth. You can choose between facts or the truth. Choose wisely!