Glenda has been travelling to Dallas for work, golfing on the weekends, and trying to stay active by walking at least 3 miles a day. At the end of August, Glenda began experiencing shortness of breath and was diagnosed with walking pneumonia. She didn’t respond to the medication, so was given another course of treatment. She still didn’t respond. After consultation with Pulmonary doctors, she was admitted to the hospital with severe inflammation of her lungs. After extensive testing, she received a diagnosis of Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia (COP).
She started treatment with anti-inflammatory medications on October 12, 2017. Going forward, she will be receiving these medications over the next 3 to 6 months. She will remain in the hospital for a while as they evaluate her response to the meds.
Over the coming months, she needs to remain isolated from germs, which means visitors are to be kept to a minimum. This is because the medication weakens her immune system and she will be highly susceptible to germs and infection. Prayers, cards and well wishes are welcome.