Coming Around the Mountain…
Monday, mom had an ultrasound to figure out if there had been any fluid build up in her left lung. The ultrasound revealed she only had 2cc’s of fluid. Thank goodness! Today, her chest tube was finally removed. Yay! She cried tears of relief when she no longer had to feel a tube inserted in to the lining of her lung. Her pain subsided even more and she was able chat for a while this afternoon. It appears we have turned a corner. 🙂
At this point we aren’t sure when she will be able to come home. The physicians want to see pain subside and her strength improve before they will release her. In the mean time, it is GREAT to see her more alert and see color returning to her face. I think we were all more than a little scared the last couple of days.
Mom will still need to make a decision about undergoing the pleurodesis on the left side. That will come with time and once she is better able to gauge the success of the surgery on the right. We will keep you posted.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time! We know everyone is excited to see her and your love is overwhelming!