I am sorry she is having such a difficult time - it must be frightening for both of you. I've had a couple of bronchoscopies - they aren't as bad as they sound, because the doctors use enough sedation that you are barely aware of what's going on, and it isn't a painful procedure. Hopefully it will give the doctors enough information that they can treat your mom more effectively. Sometimes doctors learn enough from the bronchoscopy that they can actually do some treatments right then, like treating the lungs directly with steroids. I will be thinking of her today, and saying a few extra prayers, Please let us know how she does.