suebug, thanks for posting about 22 places for auscultation of the lungs. As a nurse, it frustrates me to no end when a medical practitioner doesn't do a full field auscultation when there are lung/heart troubles. Any number of things can be missed including a pleural rub, heart murmurs, lower lung base or mid chest problems. A funny story with a new intern...during a hospital stay, he came in to listen to my lungs etc. He kept moving the stethescope around and looked very puzzled that he could not hear any GI sounds. I giggled and said, "that's not my abdomen!!" Because he was listening over my gown, he failed to notice that I did not have on a bra and what he was listening to was the fullest part of my droopy breast instead of a bulging stomach. I got a big kick out of that one but just goes to show you that you have to pay attention EVERY time you see a medical practitioner. If you are unsure or have a question about what they are doing, don't hesitate to point out your concerns and be specific. Thanks for the Xoponex post too...I have been having too much trouble with Albuterol and resp tx suggested it last hospitalization...will call doc tomorrow..