Mark Lane-Olson

First post: Jul 2, 2021 Latest post: May 24, 2024
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Mark was admitted to the hospital June 30th after experiencing a syncopal episode (looked like a seizure) due to a BP of 68/40. After appx 6 weeks of coughing up blood, 2 rounds of antibiotics, and 6 Dr. visits he has been diagnosed with granulomatosis with polyangitis (Wegeners disease) a form of vasculitis. It is an autoimmune disease that is attacking his lungs and kidneys. He is being treated weekly for 4 weeks with a "chemo type" infusion and then every 6 months for 3 years. He is also receiving preventative antibiotics as well as prednisone.

The pulmonoligist is optimistic that he'll have a good recovery although it will take "months". They won't be releasing him from the hospital until they are able to maintain his oxygen at a safe level. Please know that we are humbled and grateful by the outpouring of love, support, and prayers!
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