I meant to include this and forgot… I would say since about the first or second week in July Nicole had started showing signs of decline. I saw them with her breathing and especially with her performance at pulmonary rehabilitation. She wears a headband that has a pulse oximeter attached that monitor’s her oxygen saturation levels continuously and if it get below 80 it starts beeping. She had been able to do 20 minutes on the treadmill after starting at two minutes almost a year ago when she first started. I had seen the decline to five minutes on the treadmill.
On Thursday, she had the best day at rehab that she has had in a long time. She was able to do 15 minutes instead of five minutes on one of the pieces of equipment and her saturation levels weren’t quite as low.
I could see that this made Nicole very happy and I was very happy for her. I hope that her performance continues to improve.