Originally Posted by medford
Any chance, and I know I'd butcher the name of the disease so I'll go w/ the layman terms name, the birdpoop fungus? Basically where you somehow come in contact w/ bird poop fumes, that travel thru your lungs then manifest itself into some sort of fungus in the body? My brother-in-law had something similar, it took the doctor's a month or so to finally figure out what it was, but there was a period where I wasn't sure he was going to make it (he has other related medical issues that we thought were somehow related) Anyhoo, once he got the medication, he started feeling better almost instantly. While still a "rare" desease, I guess its most common in the Ohio Valley.
Yes! He has something very similar. I believe the name is histoplasmosis? But I know it's from bird droppings, pigeons and bats. The doctor told him he has a pretty good case of it so he must have come into direct contact with it. The first round of medicine they put him on didn't do much for him, but a new medicine he started a few days ago has finally made his fever go down without Tylenol (first time in over a month).
Thanks so much for the thoughts and prayers everyone. However, while we're ecstatic over the news of our father's health, we found out a dear family friend has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. My dad's taking it pretty hard and has a tremendous feeling of guilt, wondering why her and not him. It's tough for us to watch, coming off the intial glee then getting that news. Just horrible. So pray for her please. Maybe we'll see a miracle.