ABOUT PULMONARY FIBROSIS
hypertension, respiratory failure, pneumothorax, and lung cancer.
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After building a life and raising three children in Waitsburg and Prescott Washington, our parents sold their home and moved across the state to help their 4 year old granddaughter who was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2016. They loaded what they needed and they set up their 5th wheel home in areas around Sequim including the John Wayne Marina and now, in Carlsborg. They had two years of enjoying the area and even made a cross-country trip to "see the sights" and spend time with family they haven't seen in years.
Our father, Fred Banks was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis on December 28th 2018 (https://www.maoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-fibrosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20353690) a diagnosis under the umbrella term, Interstitial Lung Disease (https://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/interstitial-lung-disease/). He is expected to have had it unknowingly for quite some time (roughly 6 years), always being professionally treated for "allergies". In May of 2019 he was rushed by ambulance to Jefferson Medical Center in Port Townsend in respiratory distress. It was then discovered that since diagnosis, there was a miscommunication or misunderstanding on how much oxygen he SHOULD have been on and he was getting FAR less than he needed. When the ER team tested his blood gas levels ( https://www.healthline.com/health/blood-gases#results ) they found his oxygen level was through the roof and his CO2 level was dangerously low.