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Please pray with me for all those who care & may also have a brother or sister. I'll be grateful :(

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for those who dont knoww what that is

Pneumonia
is an infection of the lung, and can be caused by nearly any class of organism known to cause human infections. These include bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. In the United States, pneumonia is the sixth most common disease leading to death. It is also the most common fatal infection acquired by already hospitalized patients. In developing countries, pneumonia ties with diarrhea as the most common cause of death.

To better understand pneumonia, it is important to understand the basic anatomic features of the respiratory system. The human respiratory system begins at the nose and mouth, where air is breathed in (inspired) and out (expired). The air tube extending from the nose is called the nasopharynx. The tube carrying air breathed in through the mouth is called the oropharynx. The nasopharynx and the oropharynx merge into the larynx. The oropharynx also carries swallowed substances, including food, water, and salivary secretion, which must pass into the esophagus and then the stomach. The larynx is protected by a trap door called the epiglottis. The epiglottis prevents substances that have been swallowed, as well as substances that have been regurgitated (thrown up), from heading down into the larynx and toward the lungs.

A useful method of picturing the respiratory system is to imagine an upside-down tree. The larynx flows into the trachea, which is the tree trunk, and thus the broadest part of the respiratory tree. The trachea divides into two tree limbs, the right and left bronchi. Each one of these branches off into multiple smaller bronchi, which course through the tissue of the lung. Each bronchus divides into tubes of smaller and smaller diameter, finally ending in the terminal bronchioles. The air sacs of the lung, in which oxygen-carbon dioxide exchange actually takes place, are clustered at the ends of the bronchioles like the leaves of a tree. They are called alveoli.

The tissue of the lung which serves only a supportive role for the bronchi, bronchioles, and alveoli is called the lung parenchyma.


you also have my prayers

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i feel you bro!! you have my prayers. tell him to hang in there as well as you and your family!!



While I believe there is something greater (I'm a theist) praying will not help your immune system. Medicine will. Get him to the hospital and he will be fine.


Sidenote,hope he does get better. Make him happy,happiness helps believe it or not!

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While I believe there is something greater (I'm a theist) praying will not help your immune system. Medicine will. Get him to the hospital and he will be fine.


Sidenote,hope he does get better. Make him happy,happiness helps believe it or not!


Wise words. I'm not a theist so I wont pray but I hope he'll get better. I don't know where you're from, but this shouldn't be that big a deal if you're in any decently developed country. I know lots of people who have had it and I don't know a single person who's died from it, aside from my grandmother but she was already on her deathbed and was also suffering from Multiple Sclerosis and other illnesses. I'm sure he'll be fine :)

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