Thanks for your insights/input. The cardiologist said the heart was in good shape and she basically said the heart racing/pain issues are a side effect of the Remicade for her, but that it appears that it is not harming her heart. That was such good news. The cardiologist didn't really have any suggestions about the lung issue (actelactasis), saying that can happen with a virus. Her G.I. doc doesn't seem concerned about the lung, but I'm hesitant to just let it go and go for the Remicade on Friday. She's still maintaining on a liquid diet, which has kept her flare from getting worse, but I'm also nervous about not having the Remicade and she flares big-time again. Aren't you not supposed to get Remicade if you are having lung issues? Any suggestions on how to approach this with her G.I. doc that I want "lung clearance" before getting the next Remicade?
Thanks so much. It is SO helpful to "talk" with you all who have been through so much of this before us.