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Topic of the day - Chest tubes

Well I wish I had better news in regards to Masons chest tube drainage but unfortuntely I do not...
Yesterday's total drainage was significantly down (138cc) however today we are already at 230cc (drainage) and the "day" or 24 hour collection period does not end until 6am tomorrow morning. So we are going to have another high drainage day. (Dis-like / discourgaging / bad news - choose any other word you would like to describe and insert here_____)

Some good news is that they did not put back in an IV port(Thank goodness) and tomorrow morning he will have his left chest tube taken out. This could have happened today however we felt it would be best if he was sedated so he can not eat for 6 hours prior to the procedure. Thus the reason for this happening tomorrow AM vs. this afternoon. (Who wants to sit with a hungry 3 year old? Not us).
This is a huge step in the right direction but I am finding it hard to celebrate when we still have one large obstacle to overcome (Right chest tube drainage).

Tonight (thanks to my in-laws) Greg and I were able to escape and go have dinner with my family. It was nice to get out and to feel "somewhat" normal again but of course it is not the same with out Mason with us.

Did he miss us NO - I think he needed a break from us as much as we needed a break from this place... So even though I was hestitate to leave it worked out for all of us.

I hope you all have a wonderful Monday!

Comments

Katie said…
Hoping the drainage has decreased or even stopped :) It is so frustrating...hang in there. So happy Mason is doing great, he's sure a cutie!

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