Don has lost 40 pounds since this malady first took over his life.
He just spent a week in Richmond Regional Memorial Hospital initially admitted for severe dehydration - he had reached the point where swallowing anything was all but impossible. Some of the best practitioners poked, prodded, tested and and shook their heads. No definitive diagnosis except the very general medical term, but rare Laryngotracheal stenosis .
He has suffered tubes in and out of his body and together with tracheal dilation (balloon) has been somewhat stabilized. He can for now manage small amounts of very soft food.
No specific corrective treatment has been determined yet. Waiting for pathology reports that may be of more help.
Lacking insurance coverage, he was sent home to wait.