The good news is that tomorrow, the surgeon will create a hole in Lily's heart that will hopefully relieve the pressure that is causing her to lose 1,000 ml of fluid from her chest tubes everyday. Originally, they wanted Lily to be cleared from her C-diff bacterial infection first, but that has only gotten worse over the past week. Lily is now having bloody diarrhea even on the two antibiotics.
This infection is nasty!
The bad news is that the reason they are bumping up her heart cath is because Lily has developed new pockets of fluid outside of her lungs that are not being drained by the chest tubes. Lily is out of breath and coughs every time she tries to speak. During the heart cath, the surgeons will also drain all of the extra pockets of fluid that have formed outside of Lily's lungs.
HOPE & PRAY
this is the solution to Lily's problem.
Now faith is being sure of what we HOPE for
and certain of what we do not see.