Tuesday, October 14, 2008

College Visit Part 1 of 4

This is it what it looked like outside the car window on Friday as we left town. The leaves were at their peak.
It was a beautiful weekend in Rochester. Although, the leaves were not at peak, but pretty close. I never knew the campus was referred to as Brick City. Z's dorm and an excited Mom on her way. I remember those trips.
Some of our group. Amy & Sean joined us for the concert & dinner afterwards. Z in his uniform just before the concert.
The music was wonderful and I especially liked the acapello groups that sang. Something you don't get to see or hear very often.

Mickey participated in a "Make a Hat" event. She was concentrating so hard she didn't even realize I took her picture.

So cute and I always love an event that involves crafting!


Mau said...

Allow me to be the first to post a comment. Those are some good looking kids! I especially liked that talented Jazz Ensemble. Can't wait for the posts with pictures of the adorable Sean!

Dave, Zack's roommate was not feeling very well this weekend. When he finally decided to see a doctor, Monday, he was sent directly to the ER. There are rumors that he had a collapsed lung or pneumonia. Zack seems to think neither is accurate. I will update you as soon as I know.

Mau said...

Dave's lung is partially collapsed. He was back at school by 1:00 a.m. He will have his lung reinflated on Thursday. Zack said this happens to tall, thin people. Any medical people out there? Why does this happen? Why wait 3 days to fix it? What does it have to do with your size?

Mau said...

Simple pneumothorax

In a simple pneumothorax, there is usually only partial collapse of a lung. The pressure built up in the lung cavity is not enough to cause cardiovascular dysfunction. The collapsed lung may be severe enough to lead to decreased amounts of oxygen in the blood, causing the patient to feel short of breath. This type of pneumothorax can be small and "stable", and not require emergency treatment. However, the pneumothorax may slowly or rapidly progress to cause more severe cardiovascular impairment and may often need to be monitored.

Spontaneous pneumothorax

This refers to a condition in which the lung collapses with no apparent injury or trauma. Abnormal, small, air-filled sacs in the lung called "blebs" typically rupture and leak air into the pleural space, leading to the spontaneous pneumothorax. This happens in the cases of tall and thin people, who because of the shape of their lungs and chest cavity, are seemingly more prone to these defects. Shortness of breath and sharp, stabbing chest pain develop in apparently healthy people.

A simple pneumothorax often is treated in a similar fashion to the tension pneumothorax with a chest tube and admission to the hospital. If the simple pneumothorax is small, and not expanding, the doctor may try various inhalation techniques with 100% oxygen to cause spontaneous re-expansion of the collapsed lung segment. A small catheter can be placed in the chest and the air removed via suction techniques with a syringe and a 3-way stopcock.

From eMedicineHealth.com