January of this year, George was seen by the ER in Kerrville for extreme shortness of breath. After a chest X-ray, the doctors determined he had build-up of fluid in his lungs. They were able to drain about 2 liters of fluid and kept him overnight for observation. The following week he was seen by a Pulmonologist who wanted to have monthly follow-ups with chest x-rays. After a couple of clean x-rays (no return of fluid build-up), grand-son Adam Means(who is a radiologist in Florida) suggested that they talk with the Pulmonologist about a CT scan to get a more detailed view to help determine the underlying cause of the original fluid build-up. The CT scan showed that George has Mesothelioma which was confirmed later by several needle biopsies. Since that time, George and Bonnie have been exploring options and completing the necessary tests to be seen at The Lung Institute at the Baylor Clinic in Houston. They met with a thoracic surgeon, Dr. Sugarbaker, who specializes in treating Mesothelioma. After reviewing George’s records and scans, the doctor recommended that they return home and complete 2 rounds of chemotherapy each 3 weeks in duration and return for a follow-up appointment in 8-12 weeks. Also George is to continue exercising/walking every day and focus on a high protein/low sugar diet.
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George and Bonnie Barnard 1150 Grand Blvd Unit 1070 Boerne, TX 78006