One of dad’s biopsy tests came out positive for a rare lung disease called BOOP. BOOP is treated with steroids, which dad is receiving, but his body is not responding to them as everyone hopes. The doctors woke dad up and, for a few days, he saw and heard us and even communicated with his hands and fingers, but he suffered great pain and had serious trouble breathing, so they had to put him to sleep and intubate again. Today the doctors will begin to treat dad with ivig, which is a transfusion of concentrated blood proteins from thousands of blood donations, in an attempt to depress a possibly overly active immune system that might be standing in the way of the steroids. These are very difficult and scary days for us, but we’re at least relieved that he is suffering less now that he’s asleep again.