Update: this is my 4th night in the hospital. Surgeon did not remove the chest tube today as was planned. For some reason it has stopped suctioning the fluid and this mornings xray showed more/new fluid building.
He is keeping the tube in me one more
night and having me lie in different positions (that hurt) and do
walking/breathing exercises to help it drain.
I asked what
happenes if it continues to build but not drain?? Either it will be a
small enough amount that I can live with it or I have to do this while
Your prayers for healing of this fluid and my
energy to do what I need to do to help it along. Writing this just wiped
me out :)
Thanks for the luv amd spport! Elayne